MINSK, 5 July (BelTA) – Belarus does not have geopolitical ambitions but the country should defend national interests and bolster its military security, said President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko at the reception held on 5 July for graduates of military education institutions of Belarus and Russia.
The President stressed the modern army had been created with this goal in mind and is capable of promptly responding to any military threats.
Alexander Lukashenko remarked that annual receptions for graduates of military education institutions of Belarus and Russia had become a good tradition. They are held in early July when the Belarusians celebrate the Independence Day. “These days we recall the deeds of soldiers and officers of brotherly Soviet nations during the Great Patriotic War. It was them who fought shoulder to shoulder to defend freedom, well-being and peaceful skies above us,” said the head of state.
According to Alexander Lukashenko, the values inherited from the generation of victors have never been more important. By the second decade of the 21st century the mankind had failed to work out reliable mechanisms to ensure security in the world. Politicians of global superpowers still prefer speaking the language of force while talking to the nations that resist their influence. Events in Iraq, Egypt, and Libya, the situation in Iran and Syria vividly testify to it.
The President pointed out the importance of bolstering the military security of Belarus. He emphasized: “We have managed to secure high morale and professional skills of the Belarusian army”. Addressing the graduates of military education institutions, Alexander Lukashenko said: “Starting tomorrow you will shoulder on the responsibility for the state and development of the Armed Forces, other troops and military units. You will have to deal with combat readiness and equipment of troops on a daily basis. However, enhancing the feeling of patriotism among the military should be a priority. To make it happen, every one of you has all the necessary qualities, service experience and the best modern education”.