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2 Jul 2020

Lukashenko: Time to defend the honor of the Banner of Victory

Lukashenko: Time to defend the honor of the Banner of Victory

MINSK, 2 July (BelTA) – It is not enough to carry the historical banner of the Victory – it is time to defend its honor, Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he attended the meeting ahead of Belarus’ Independence Day on 2 July, BelTA has learned.

“The fact that in 1945 the Belarusian nation defended its independence with a weapon in hand is a strong argument against any interference in the country’s affairs. But today it is not enough to carry the historical banner of our ancestors’ Victory proudly  and pass it on to our children. The time has come to defend the honor of the victors’ banner. When we see how descendants of the nations saved from Nazi slavery and genocide demolish monuments to Soviet soldiers and start hailing Nazis as heroes, we understand, that the war has not ended,” the head of state stressed.

According to him, the war continues in the cultural, information, political and economic areas. “It has turned into a shooting war in the neighboring country – our sister nation," the Belarusian leader said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko noted that some time in the past the former republics of the USSR experienced social disruption. “We cannot ignore this historical experience. Neither can we ignore this historical reality," the head of state said. “Understanding that our ancestors were great people gives each new generation a sense of self-sufficiency and pride for their origin, makes the nation strong and independent,” the president said.

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