MINSK, 14 January (BelTA) - Belarusians have done a lot to ensure that the chronicle of statehood continues. We will do even more, because we are united in our goals, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at a reception to mark the Old New Year in Minsk on 14 January, BelTA has learned.
In the first days of the coming year, Belarusians were drawn into a rapid whirlpool of extremely negative foreign policy events that shocked Belarusians and had them mentally return to the events of 2020, once again analyze and see what they could have lost and what national tragedy had been prevented, the president noted.
"All the years of our independence, we have been following with concern the fate of many nations ruined by color revolutions. But what is most shocking is the reluctance of people to learn from other people's mistakes, from someone else's experience. The unlearned lessons can be fatal," the Belarusian leader said.
Therefore, Belarus declared 2022 the Year of Historical Memory. "After all, in order not to make a mistake in the future, we need to look back at the past. The more often we do it the better it will be," the President said.
"Belarus holds little space on the map but attracts a huge geopolitical interest. This has always been the case in the history of our land. This is happening now. Indeed, we are a different country today. The world is different, but political intrigues around us remain one and the same. They repeat themselves over and over again. We have already done a lot to ensure that the chronicle of Belarusian statehood continues. We will do even more, because we are united in our goals," Aleksander Lukashenko said.