MINSK, 31 March (BelTA) - The feeling of epochal changes is literally in the air. Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he delivered his annual Address to the Belarusian people and the National Assembly on 31 March, BelTA has learned.
“We, Belarusians, are not alone in striving for peaceful creation in spite of the challenges posed by the current time. Few people like to see sparks along the West-East line, new dividing lines appearing, and a new Iron Curtain forming. No one wants to experience the consequences of insane and useless sanctions wars. And this is what matters most,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
Nations do not understand how the ideology of the global international project of sustainable development can be compatible with such ‘achievements' of today, as an unprecedented famine, epidemics, moral degradation and rampant abnormal values, the president said. “There has never been anything like this in world history!” the head of state said. “Such development can hardly be called civilizational. As is the fact that the world spends trillions of U.S. dollars on killing people and ruining nations, rather than on creation.”
“This is the deepest crisis, a crisis that is all-encompassing, multifaceted. In many ways it is man-made – aimed at destroying rivals. We have never seen anything like this in history as well. It is not yet known what the way out of it will be, but everyone understands that the philosophy of the world order will change. The world will be completely different. This is the essence of this historic moment. The feeling of epochal changes is literally in the air. So is the question: what will our tomorrow be like? And before we try to look beyond the horizon, as I said, we must make an honest and principled assessment of the events that played the role of a trigger in the process that cannot be stopped. Unfortunately, we cannot stop it,” the head of state added.