MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) - Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko addressed the people of Western countries as he spoke at a ceremony on the occasion of the 77th anniversary of Great Victory at the Victory Monument in Minsk on 9 May, BelTA has learned.
The head of state noted that Belarusians and fraternal peoples remember and understand the significance of Great Victory not only in their lives, but also in the fate of the world.
"We cherish this page of history, keep the pain of losses and pride in our glorious winners in our hearts. We simply do not have the right and cannot forget it," Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed. “Therefore, addressing modern generations, I, first of all, address my message to those who live in the fog of lies and deception, who are deprived of the opportunity to study the true history of the Second World War and the Great Patriotic War in schools. Those who have SS veterans and neo-fascists marching along the streets of the cities. I address this message on behalf of the Belarusian people to those who have canceled Victory Day, who are destroying monuments to the fallen liberators and, above all, to the Soviet soldiers."
"Knowing and understanding the place of Belarus and my place in the modern coordinates system, I nevertheless, as a representative of the victorious people, appeal to the peoples of western countries. I emphasize that my address today is to you, people like us. Your politicians have worked hard to make you forget to whom the world owes liberation from fascism. Today, not many people living outside Belarus and Russia know that the Second World War was won by Soviet soldiers, by the Soviet Union, that the Second Front, which is much talked about in the West today, was opened only in the summer of 1944 when the victory of the USSR was assured," the president said.
The head of state noted that the victorious advance of the Red Army, which led to the defeat of Nazi Germany, was seen as a threat by the mighty of the world, no matter how strange it may seem today. Therefore, they immediately set a course to denigrate and demonize the Soviet Union and the Slavic world, Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
"Although after the victorious May, the Soviet Union, the United States and other victors together, passed the unanimous verdict on Nazism at Nuremberg. Everyone was convinced that the inhumane ideology of racial superiority had been crushed and that its black shadow would never again raise over our planet. But what we see today: the medieval fight for territories and resources continues; it is just that crusades have been replaced with the expansions of foreign funds. We are now witnessing the same old aggression, now under the slogans of human rights and some kind of sustainable development," the Belarusian leader said.
According to him, in fact, Western politicians do not want to admit that billions of people on Earth have been living according to their own laws for centuries. To create the world in its own image, the West is trying to weaken those who live and think differently.
"Addressing the peoples of the West, I want to say: you are not so blind as not to understand all the monstrous ramifications of the failed attempts to reorganize Libya, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and other countries by force. This all has happened recently. Did you succeed? Democracy on the wings of NATO fighter jets has brought these countries only pain and suffering, casualties and destruction, economic chaos and any lack of prospects. No puppet government that you brought to power there managed to turn their countries into a blooming oasis. I want you, the peoples of the West, ordinary people in Paris and Berlin, Warsaw, New York, Brussels, Amsterdam, dreaming of a green Sahara, of saving the Amazon forests and feeding children of Africa, to know that your money, a lot of your money is spent on the most garden-variety genocide," Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The president said that Western politicians kept their citizens in the dark regarding the true reasons of the events in Yugoslavia, Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and now in Ukraine.
"Explosions are ripped through and people are dying on the long-suffering land today. The so-called nationalist battalions are exterminating their people on ethnic grounds. But the collective West calls Moscow and Minsk the aggressor. This is why it is trying to erase our culture, Russian culture, language and centuries-old traditions from history," the head of state added. “It is not surprising that we, Belarusians, share with the Russians the burden of illegal sanctions and restrictions, from which you, ordinary Europeans and Americans, will suffer more damage than us. You are already reeling from them. But that's just the beginning."
Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that the majority of the world's citizens stand for a new, just world without discrimination and sanctions, where all peoples are free and equal, and where problems are resolved through dialogue. "But your governments will never tell you the real truth," he said.