MINSK, 20 May (BelTA) – The country's future is in the hands of young Belarusians, and they must preserve their country, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he met with activists of Belarus' pioneer organization on 20 May to mark the 100th anniversary of the pioneer movement, BelTA has learned.
“The present is a very exciting time. It has chosen you first of all. The future of the country is in your hands, and you must preserve it. You will never feel better anywhere than at home,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.
The head of state recalled that following the presidential election in 2020 some of those who did not agree with the results of the vote, especially those who actively took part in the protests, decided to leave the country. “I am receiving information that many of them want to come back home but do not know how. First, they feel ashamed: they ran away, how can they return? Now, let them think for themselves how to do it,” the president added.