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04 August 2020, 15:15

Lukashenko: We strongly hold the future of independent Belarus in hands

MINSK, 4 August (BelTA) – The Belarusian people strongly holds the future of its independent country in hands. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement in his address to the nation and the parliament on 4 August, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Millions of amazed and interested eyes of the peoples of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, Caucasus, the brotherly countries of Russia and Ukraine are truly directed towards our motherland, to the long-suffering country of Belarus. Their gaze contains only one question: Will Belarus survive? Will Belarus live through this hybrid warfare? They understand that if Belarusians fall, they will be the next.”

According to Aleksandr Lukashenko, all the venomous arrows are aimed at him these days: depose, debase, trample underfoot, destroy. “Let me tell you that the Belarusian nation will be able to protect itself even without me. Because it knows that it will have no other land except for Belarus. There is no place for Belarusians anywhere else – either in Australia or in Stuttgart. There is no money in offshores either. And you won't be able to make Belarusians wear bark shoes and bow to whips,” the president stated. “And remember that we have police, the army, and security agencies. They are children of those you want to enslave. They will not allow you to do it. Even without me. You are exactly a quarter of the century too late.”

“Today we strongly hold the future in hands. The future of our independent Belarus. We will not give away the country to you. Independence costs a lot. But it is worth saving and passing on to future generations. Behind us is Belarus – a clean and light, honest and beautiful, hardworking, a bit naive, and slightly vulnerable country. But it is ours, our beloved. And you don't give away your beloved,” the Belarusian leader concluded.

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