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70th anniversary of the Great Victory

28 Jun 2015

Belarus’ contribution to victory in World War II praised

MINSK, 28 June (BelTA) – The mankind should be grateful to Belarus for its contribution to the victory in World War II, Ecuador President Rafael Correa said in an interview with the World View program on the RTR Belarus TV channel, BelTA has learned.

“Belarus is a heroic nation. Here, in Latin America, people know little about World War II, about the role of Soviet republics in achieving the victory over fascism. These were not Americans, as they usually show in films, but the Red Army who entered Berlin. Hitler’s crash began when he started a war against the Soviet Union. I know that Minsk was one of the most heroic cities. The mankind owes a lot to Belarus,” Rafael Correa said.

According to the Ecuador President, it is strange that certain countries impose sanctions against Belarus taking into account the contribution of Belarus to the victory in World War II. “They also issue unilateral reports on human rights on Ecuador. Imagine, they talk about the human rights in spite of Guantanamo, tortures and murders. We are concerned about this because we fully observe human rights and the freedom of opinions,” he said.

Rafael Correa also said that Ecuador is now in the middle of a difficult situation, which is the intervention of the U.S. radical right-wing groups aiming to destabilize the nation. This can also be seen in Venezuela, Bolivia and Argentina. “These include numerous reports of the Department of State, all sorts of accusations, speculations of those who consider themselves the masters of the world. These include the intervention of the American mass media, the disinformation campaign, radical right-wing groups from the opposition aiming to destabilize the government of Ecuador,” the President of Ecuador explained.

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