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07 December 2022, 17:42

Opinion: Belarus is a coveted trophy for the West, but Belarusians resist

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MOSCOW, 7 December (BelTA) – Belarus is a coveted trophy for the West, but all its attempts fail, because the Belarusians resist, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of Russia Konstantin Kosachev said at the media forum “Belarus - Russia: Equal Union, Common History, Shared Future” timed to the 23rd anniversary of the signing of the Union State Treaty, BelTA has learned.

“Probably, now that Ukraine has finally turned into anti-Russia, our Western opponents are eager to do the same with Belarus which they see as the most desirable trophy. Yet, nothing works. Attempts were made, but nothing came out of it,” said Konstantin Kosachev.

In this regard, he recalled that during the Great Patriotic War, the Germans did not even try to create national SS units on the territory of Belarus, unlike in Ukraine and in the Baltic countries, because they were perfectly aware of the attitudes and high patriotism of the Belarusians. “They are still holding out. We understand the pressure that our Belarusian friends were subjected to by the West,” the vice speaker stressed.

According to the parliamentarian, Western countries have not achieved anything in Belarus and Russia, since the Belarusians and the Russians were raised on the same values. “We have the same national heroes, we have a common history, we have an amazing present and we, of course, have a shared future, as it is written in the Union State Treaty,” Konstantin Kosachev said.

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