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5 Jul 2014

Lukashenko urges to heal the rift between Slavs and end war in Ukraine

Shklov District, July 7 (BelTA) – Belarus’ President Alexander Lukashenko has urged to remove disagreements within the Slavonic unity and to stop the fratricidal war in Ukraine as soon as possible. Alexander Lukashenko made this statement at the Kupala Night celebrations (Alexandria Gathers Friends) that took place in the agrotown of Alexandria, Shklov District, on 5-6 July, BelTA has learnt.

The head of state noted that the days between the Kupala Night festival in Alexandria and the Slavonic Bazaar in Vitebsk festival are the days of Slavonic unity. “It is relevant today. We have once talked about our Slavonic unity, about the three nations that make up the foundation of this unity – Russians, Belarusians and Ukrainians, but it sounded like an idle remark. However, today you would agree that it is relevant as never before,” the Belarusian leader said.

“Who would have thought that a real war could break out at our door, so close to Belarus? Unfortunately, the Slavonic unity, let us be frank, has cracked. We should do our utmost to resolve the situation in our brotherly country – Ukraine – as soon as possible. It is not easy, but it should be done,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

“Some people would also try to “help” and give us reasons to fight with each other. Unfortunately, I cannot say that we should not let it happen, because it is already happening. It is a fact. Today we need to go to extraordinary lengths to put an end to the fratricidal and devastating war in our southern neighbor – Ukraine. It is a real challenge for our Slavonic community today,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

He emphasized that thanks to their unity the Belarusian people managed to avoid the turmoil that is happening in various parts of the world. “It is due to our unity, the nature and mentality of Belarusian people,” the President said. He wished everyone stability, peace, well-being and happiness.

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