Khrenin: Belarusians will remember as long as Eternal Flame is burning
Belarus will remember with gratitude the veterans, wounded and exhausted, who returned home and restored the towns and villages scorched by fire in record time – as stated by Defence Minister Victor Khrenin on behalf of the President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko
Mr. Khrenin addressed Belarusians on May 9th during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the Great Victory before honouring with a minute of silence all those who, according to the Defence Minister, ‘did not live to see the Victory, all the witnesses of the terrible crimes of Nazism that went into peacetime, leaving a piece of their pain to us’.
“People have been coming to this monument all day long – following the call of their hearts, with families, children, and grandchildren. Victory Square is traditionally full of flowers, and this is the least we can do today, paying tribute to the heroes who saved their native people, who stopped the genocide and cleared Europe of the fascist regime that has left the bloodiest trace in history. We are paying tribute to the memory of innocent victims of unthinkable crimes of the twentieth century,” Mr. Khrenin said.
The Defence Minister concluded: we – Belarusians – will remember as long as the Eternal Flame is burning, “We will protect the truth about that war. We will remember with gratitude the veterans, wounded and exhausted, who returned home and restored the towns and villages scorched by fire in record time. We will always follow their example of true striving for peace and creation. This is our strength and the meaning of the historical path of Belarusians who are able to win, create and defend peace in their native land.”