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70th anniversary of the Great Victory

11 May 2015

China President honors Belarusian war veterans

China President honors Belarusian war veterans

MINSK, 11 May (BelTA) – Chinese President Xi Jinping has presented the Peace Medal to 15 Belarusian veterans who took part in the fight against Japanese aggressors at the end of the Second World War, BelTA informs.

A solemn awards ceremony took place at the Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War. “You have made a huge contribution to the fight against the fascism. You were heroic defenders of peace on the Earth,” Chinese leader Xi Jinping said addressing the veterans. He stressed that the visit to the museum had left a strong impression on him. “The Belarusian people demonstrated outstanding courage in the face of the most horrible war in the humankind’s history. Belarus suffered the first blow of the war. With their lives and blood the Belarusians defended the dignity and independence of the nation and the state. The Belarusian people earned the universal respect and recognition with their heroism,” the Chinese President said.

China President honors Belarusian war veteransXi Jinping emphasized that the peoples of the two countries stood shoulder to shoulder during the years of the joint fight against the aggressors. “The friendship was strengthened by blood during those years. Belarusians as part of the Soviet army fought against the Japanese aggressors in our country, taking part in aerial battles and warfare in the north-east of the country. They accelerated the defeat of the Japanese militarism. I bow low before you,” Xi Jinping said.

China President honors Belarusian war veteransThe Chinese leader absolutely agrees with Alexander Lukashenko that the attempts of falsifying the history of WWII and glorifying the fascism are inadmissible. “We are ready, together with all the nations, including the Belarusian people, to jointly defend the results of our victory in the Second World War,” he said.China President honors Belarusian war veterans

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