MINSK, 3 July (BelTA) - In the history of the struggle for independence there has not yet been an example of such mass resistance to the enemy as in Belarus. President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko emphasized this aspect of the fight against the Nazi invaders in Belarus when speaking at the military parade on the occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of Belarus on 3 July.
The head of state noted that the scale of action, strength, the level of resistance movement command in Belarus was commensurable with a regular army. “That was a true second front in the rear of the enemy,” the president said.
“We will never forget that we got our freedom and independence through an enormous all-out effort, untold casualties and destruction. The Belarusians did not subdue to the occupants and together with other brotherly peoples of the Soviet Union achieved a great victory in the most brutal and bloody war of the twentieth century,” the head of state said.
Alexander Lukashenko noted that “today there is peace and stability in the sovereign Belarus”. “We have worked out our own model of development,” the head of state said.
Belarus is a full-fledged and active member of the international society, conducts a multi-faceted foreign policy, develops all-round cooperation with its main strategic partner – the Russian Federation, other friendly states, makes concrete steps to strengthen equal mutual relations with western countries. “This consistent peaceful foreign policy of Belarus is the most important factor of strategic deterrence of aggression against our country,” Alexander Lukashenko believes.