MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – We will build new monuments on the Belarusian land and will restore the story of every soldier and every innocent victim of the Great Patriotic War, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a meeting in the run-up to Independence Day in Minsk on 2 July, BelTA has learned.
"While the countries that the Soviet army liberated from fascism are destroying the graves of our grandfathers and great-grandfathers, we will be building a new Belarus, examining the archives and restoring the story of every soldier, every innocent civilian victim. These are very painful memories for us. Until now, they have been our quiet sorrowful memory. Now they will become an alarm bell," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president stressed that Belarus, whether the West wants it to or not, will show the world the truth about all the atrocities committed by the Nazis. "They will have to listen and hear again about the murdered people, the unborn, the children, the women pressing infants to their hearts, the babies who, as the examination shows, were buried alive. We will show the heirs and supporters of the Nazis the evidence of the crimes of their ancestors, so that the whole world understands what will happen to it if modern Nazism grows into fascism. As you can imagine, it's not just our memories. This is again our attempt to shield Europe against from the fascism which claimed about 70 million lives, if not more, in the last war," the head of state said.