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1 Jul 2014

Belarusians treasure life without fear like no other nation

Belarusians treasure life without fear like no other nation

MINSK, 1 July (BelTA) – Belarusians treasure the ability to live without fear and raise children like no other nation. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement at the solemn meeting held on 1 July to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Nazi invaders and Belarus Independence Day, BelTA has learned.

“The war left a deep trace in the genetic memory of the Belarusian nation. Its unbelievable force fused the resentment of violence into the soul of every one of us. Therefore, like no other nation in the world we treasure the ability to live without fear and raise our children,” said the head of state.

The President believes it is symbolical that 3 July is the key state holiday — Belarus Independence Day. It was in July 1944 that the key Nazi symbol was removed from the Belarusian seat of government.

Alexander Lukashenko remarked that while the Nazi managed to occupy Belarus, they were unable to bring Belarusians to their knees. “The resistance movement was absolutely nationwide,” said the President. “The flame of that war took the life of every third Belarusian. More than 200 towns and cities were destroyed, nearly 10,000 villages were erased, hundreds of them were burnt together with their residents. The invaders deployed a frightful conveyor of death in Belarusian lands by creating 260 death camps and 110 ghettos”.

Solemn meeting held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Nazi invaders and Belarus Independence Day“We mustn’t forget about it! Memory is the alarming sound of history. The sound warns the world that any war is madness. It warns that no goal is worth a human life. It warns that sooner or later any aggressor will meet a disgraceful downfall,” remarked the head of state.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed that today a tribute of honor was paid to all the fallen ones — heroes, who liberated countries, and innocent victims of that war. “We remember and take pride in the deed accomplished by the generation of victors. And we promise that we will not give away our victory!” stressed the President.

“The fight against fascism forged the best national traits – patriotism, love of freedom, and tenacity. These traits have always helped us overcome any difficulties,” said the head of state. “It is in the fire of nationwide resistance that the feeling of unity that creates a nation became truly strong”.

Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that Belarusian freedom and independence had been defended by Belarusians and Russians, Ukrainians and Georgians, Azerbaijanis and Armenians.

Solemn meeting held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country’s liberation from the Nazi invaders and Belarus Independence Day“This unity saved us during the war. It gave us wisdom and power in the new time to build independent Belarus,” stressed the President. “Anyone, who threatens the unity of the nation, is an enemy of Belarus”.

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