MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) - Deputy Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Valery Mitskevich honored the memory of those killed in Khatyn with a visit to the site on 6 May, BelTA has learned.
“The people who know and honor their history always have a future. We must not forget the most terrible tragedy of the 20th century, which took place in our land. We must not forget the feat of the people who were able to break the back of fascism and liberate not only their country but the whole world. Every year on the eve of Victory Day we come to different memorial places to pay tribute to those people, thanks to whom we have a future,” said Valery Mitskevich.
Khatyn is a symbol of national tragedy and sorrow. “It is a collective image of those horrors, those tortured, exterminated people, everything that happened on the territory of our country, to our people. We did not attack anyone, but they tried to destroy us completely,” the deputy chairman said. “Historical memory is priceless. If we do not know what happened to our ancestors and our country in the past, it is difficult to plan the future. It is difficult to exist in the present as well. All these moral things are very important for all of us, especially for the younger generation.”