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70th anniversary of the Great Victory

8 May 2015

Lukashenko: Great Victory should unite our states and people

Lukashenko: Great Victory should unite our states and people

MOSCOW, 8 May (BelTA) - The Victory of the Soviet people in the Great Patriotic War should unite the states and peoples, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said at the informal meeting of the CIS Council of Heads of State in Moscow, BelTA has learned.

"We often say that the victory is one and for all. We really have nothing to divide here. We are not accountants to calculate the specific share of participation in this war. It was not Russians, Belarusians, Kazakhs, Kyrgyz Uzbek, or Tajik people who won the war. It was the Soviet people who achieved the great victory,” the Belarusian leader said. Alexander Lukashenko finds it very topical at the moment. "This should unite our states and our peoples," he said.

The Belarusian head of state noted that there are problems in this respect. "To be absolutely honest, we turned out to be poor successors to those veterans who are still alive, and especially to those 30 million who did not come from the war,” the President said. We did not save the country they defended. Moreover, it is no secret that there were a lot of conflicts in the post Soviet space, and today there is a conflict in the fraternal Ukraine. The sooner we solve this problem, the better it will be for the present generation,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

It is with great responsibility that Belarus holds celebrations on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Victory. They are virtually identical to the celebrations in Russia, Alexander Lukashenko underlined. "I am convinced that the ideals of brotherhood and unity should be the basic ideological content of all festive events," said the Belarusian leader.

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