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23 Feb 2016

Lukashenko declares security, stability supreme values of Belarusian nation

Lukashenko declares security, stability supreme values of Belarusian nation

MINSK, 23 February (BelTA) – Security and stability are supreme values of the Belarusian nation. Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko made the statement during the ceremony held on 23 February to award new ranks to top officers of the army and power-wielding agencies, BelTA has learned.

“Today Belarus celebrates one of the most important holidays for the country — Day of the Fatherland’s Defenders,” noted the head of state. “Our nation has always held in high esteem the selfless labor of the men in uniform. Fighting for freedom and independence of the native land, the nation has demonstrated unparalleled examples of courage, valor, and bravery to the entire world.”

Lukashenko declares security, stability supreme values of Belarusian nationThe President stressed that most of the Belarusian men as well as several women have been and are in the active military service. This is why for many decades 23 February has been the date to unite the entire society around the noble idea of service for and protection of the Fatherland.

“Security and stability are supreme values of the Belarusian nation. By giving a tribute of respect to the military of all generations, we remember the price we’ve paid for peace and tranquility in our land,” stressed the Belarus President.

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