MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – Belarusians have to show even more unity in order to preserve Belarus, its sovereignty and independence. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement on 9 May as part of the ceremony to lay wreaths at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “The Great Victory is one of the most grandiose events in the history of the Belarusian nation. The deeds of our warriors are a symbol of valor, patriotism, and humaneness. An example of unity, friendship, and brotherhood of people of different convictions and faiths. An inexhaustible source of powerful creative spiritual energy that we need so much today – in the Year of People's Unity.”
The president stressed that in order to preserve Belarus, its sovereignty and independence Belarusians need to do the simplest thing: to close ranks and stick together. “The way Soviet soldiers did during the terrible years of the war and after the war when they had to restore the Fatherland from ruins and ashes. We have to do everything to strengthen the nation's unity so that our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren could always live and work in the beautiful, peaceful, and definitely happy country while honoring the heroic legacy of their forefathers,” he said.