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9 May 2017

Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history

Lukashenko urges against attempts to rewrite Great Victory history

MINSK, 9 May (BelTA) – We cannot forget about the crimes of the Nazis, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said during the flower ceremony at the Victory Memorial in Minsk as Belarus celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the Great Victory on 9 May, BelTA has learned.

“The Nazi crimes cannot be erased from the memory. Everybody should know this, including those who are making the attempts to rewrite the history today, those who are trying to take the Great Victory away from our nation. This must not be allowed,” the Belarusian leader said.

“Our history is rich in milestone dates. 9 May 1945 is a special day. It is the Day of the Great Victory. This victory was achieved by the Soviet people in the most dreadful war, the cruelest war against the fascism. The salvation of the world from the fascism came at tremendous costs. During the war Belarus lost its every third resident. Over 200,000 people were killed in the Trostenets death camp near Minsk alone. How many people were killed in the burnt villages and destroyed cities?!” the President noted.

According to the head of state, the country suffered an irreparable material damage. Thousands of companies, schools, museums, libraries and churches were destroyed. “We lost more than a half of our national heritage,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.

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