MINSK, 19 September (BelTA) - The collective West does not want to see a strong and independent Belarus on the world map, Chairman of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus Vladimir Andreichenko said at the opening of the tenth session of the House of Representatives of the seventh convocation on 19 September, BelTA has learned.
"On 17 September, the country celebrated a new but already well-established holiday - People's Unity Day. Along with the Victory over fascism, the day of reunification of the Belarusian lands occupies an exceptional place in the collective memory of Belarusians. Just think about it: the border was 30km away from Minsk. Thousands of families were split, many human destinies were broken. People were persecuted for their language, their faith, for the very desire to remain Belarusian and live in their native land," Vladimir Andreichenko said.
Justice has been restored. "But the collective West does not want to see a strong and independent Belarus on the world map," the speaker stressed. “They again dream of dividing our country by destabilizing the society from within. We again have to defend the sovereignty, territorial integrity, traditional values and our right to determine our own path of development."