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2 Jul 2019

Lukashenko: Belarus’ liberation became the starting point of a new history of the country

Lukashenko: Belarus’ liberation became the starting point of a new history of the country

MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders became the starting point of a new history of the country. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement during the official event held on 2 July in anticipation of Independence Day, BelTA has learned.

Congratulating participants of the official event on Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi invaders, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that this day “became the starting point of a new history of the country, a peaceful and creative one”. In his words, even many long and happy years later under the clear sky this holiday unfailingly brings back memories about one of the most difficult and heroic periods in the life of the Belarusian nation.

“For more than three years Belarus was burnt by the heat of the Great Patriotic War. Our grandfathers and great grandfathers learned how to fight in the first fierce battles. They learned how to survive and fight in the enemy’s rear. As they saw their comrades die, as they faced inhuman cruelty, as they lost their friends and loved ones, they continued believing in themselves, continued believing in their right to live and in the inevitable victory over the enemy. We will never forget the price we’ve paid for this victory,” the president stated.

The head of state remarked that the war could have put an end to the history of the country. It could have ended the Belarusian people. But the inflexible Belarusian mettle and national mentality, which had never yielded to the rational understanding of those, who came bearing arms to these lands in the past, manifested themselves in those dreadful trials.

“We stay strong when the going gets tough. It is in trials that the spiritual force of Belarusians brightly reveals itself as an alloy of valor, bravery, the desire for justice, and the readiness to give one’s life instead of falling to one’s knees,” the Belarusian leader stated.

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