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2 Oct 2020

Andreichenko: The country’s fate will be decided by Belarusians themselves

Andreichenko: The country’s fate will be decided by Belarusians themselves

MINSK, 2 October (BelTA) – The fate of Belarus will be decided by Belarusians themselves, in a civilized manner and within a legal framework, Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko said as he opened the fourth session of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus of the seventh convocation on 2 October, BelTA has learned.

“Our country has faced unprecedented external and internal pressure. The protests have been brought about from the outside. They continue to test us and subject us to unprecedented information aggression. The fate of Belarus should and will be decided not by street protests with questionable external mediation, but the Belarusians themselves, in a civilized way and strictly within a legal framework,” said Vladimir Andreichenko.

In his words, the current situation largely determines the nature of MPs’ work in the constituencies. “We clearly see the problems that are primarily of concern to citizens. The MPs should focus on the issues related to employment, creation of new jobs, payment of salaries, pensions and social benefits. We should not feel relaxed in the fight against the coronavirus. The most vulnerable categories of the population – people with disabilities, lonely elderly people, and large families - still need support,” the speaker said.

Vladimir Andreichenko stressed that today it is of crucial importance to listen to public initiatives and find a common language with young people. After all, it is not always that the youth can objectively assess the actions they are pushed to take. “Belarusians in general are realistic about the situation and responsibly perform their civic duties. They voted for their right to live in a sovereign country, to work peacefully and to determine their own future. Today all patriots of Belarus, regardless of their political views, should unite around the most important values for us, which are peace and harmony, independence and social wellbeing. MPs must make every effort to achieve the goal,” he concluded.

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