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30 Mar 2020

Lukashenko: Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees

Lukashenko: Better to die on your feet than to live on your knees
Aleksandr Lukashenko during the match

MINSK, 30 March (BelTA) – It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko told journalists of the ONT TV channel during an ice hockey match on 28 March, BelTA has learned.

This way the head of state responded to the assumption that no viruses affect his schedule. Aleksandr Lukashenko was asked what can stop him from playing hockey. The president responded “I do not understand why I should stop it. There are no viruses here. It is like a refrigerator [the ice rink]. The best thing for heath! There is nothing better than sport, in particular, ice rinks. It is a truly antiviral drug!” the president said.

A reminder, on 28 March the hockey team of the Belarusian president became the first finalist of the 13th National Amateur Competition for the Prizes of the President’s Sports Club. The president’s team beat the team from Grodno Oblast 12-3 (4-0, 5-2, 3-1).

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