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20 April 2024, 12:39

Br14.5m earned during national cleanup day in Belarus

KOPYL DISTRICT, 20 April (BelTA) – A total of Br14.5 million has been earned during the national cleanup day, Belarusian Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Parkhomchik told the media on 20 April, BelTA has learned.

“The event has gathered 2.4 million participants. I am sure that these numbers will increase. As for the funds channeled to the Finance Ministry, they have amounted to Br14.5 million,” Piotr Parkhomchik said. According to him, it is Br400,000 more than the amount raised last year.

“Everybody is in a good mood. A lot of people are taking part in the event. For example, at Integral the Industry Ministry representatives are planting an alley dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the Industry Ministry. Directors of all the affiliated enterprises are making their contribution,” the deputy prime minister said. “Earlier, the Forestry Ministry announced a tree planting campaign, with more than 80,000 people taking part in it.”

On 20 April a team of senior officials of the Belarusian government headed by Prime Minister Roman Golovchenko joined the national cleanup day in Minsk Oblast to plant oak seedlings in the Kolovsky forestry of the Kopyl experimental forestry enterprise. Before the start of the work, the prime minister, his deputies and the chief of the Council of Ministers Office planted 18 thuya trees in the place of a battle of 18 partisans with the Nazi invaders near the village of Lavy, Kopyl District.

At the end of 1942, German troops launched a punitive expedition against the partisans of Kopyl District, Uzda District and Nesvizh District of Minsk Oblast. In December, 7,000 fascists with tanks, guns and mortars launched an offensive against the Voroshilov Brigade. In order to have time to evacuate the wounded and concentrate forces for the decisive battle, one of the detachments under the command of Vikenty Drozdovich was sent to defensive positions. Having destroyed 85 Nazis, the entire group perished an unequal battle.
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