Posted: 10.05.2023 17:53:00

Kochanova: Belarus can be preserved if tasks set by Head of State are fulfilled

In modern conditions, Belarusians should be united and also clearly understand the situation that is developing around and inside the country in order to make absolutely correct, verified decisions and continue to live in the same beautiful country as it is now – as noted by the Chairperson of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly, Natalya Kochanova, on meeting the Investigative Committee staff

At the beginning of the meeting, Ms. Kochanova congratulated the investigators on Victory Day. “The whole of the country united to celebrate this holiday. Although it is symbolic for us, it is in the heart of every Belarusian. Actually, we celebrated it in a special way, since more than ever we all understand the price of peace – the price of living in a free, calm, peaceful country,” she said, adding that 78 years have passed since the Victory, but this period is noticeable for an individual but not on historical scales.

According to Ms. Kochanova, the modern situation is not simple, “As you can see, life continues in a way that we are today again concerned about peace and security of our country. Therefore, as our President says, we must be united more than ever to preserve peace and tranquillity in Belarus. To do this, it is necessary to clearly fulfil the task set by the Head of State: everyone should do what they are obliged to.”

Addressing the Investigative Committee staff, Ms. Kochanova noted that the investigators are people who are directly related to ensuring the country’s security, “I sincerely want to thank you for your work and wish you all the best, fairness in decision-making – which is the most important thing. This is what our President is talking about. This is much in demand in many countries. Many events happen just because the main human requirement – justice – is violated.”

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic emphasised the need to strictly follow the course set by the Head of State, “When I started working with the President, I clearly understood that – by fulfilling the tasks set by the Head of State – we can preserve our country as it is now: free, independent and peaceful. I always tell our colleagues that it is no need to wait for any meetings: just listen carefully to the Head of State, and you will know (by interpreting his words towards yourself) what needs to be done in this or that situation.”

Ms. Kochanova also touched upon the most important political events that have taken place in the country over the past time. She focused on the 6th Belarusian People's Congress, which determined the country's development strategy, “It took place during a very difficult period. That was the beginning of 2021, when a blitzkrieg failed, when the country was preserved thanks to the President and people like you, real patriots of our country, who understood that everything was aimed then at destroying our country – to further approach a global strategic task set by our opponents. I name them in this way, doing this openly – since there is no other way.”

The Chairperson of the Council of the Republic recalled that the President, while speaking at the 6th Belarusian People's Congress, said that its holding was akin to the 1st Congress when it was necessary to take the country away from the abyss. “The only difference is that there was complete hopelessness at that time, and the President said that. At present, we live in a beautiful, wonderful country. We have everything. So why did those events happen? They have already been assessed. Some might have doubts then, but at present – after three years – we clearly understand that it was aimed at approaching Russia, destroying us, doing as in Ukraine, and maybe even worse. They actually broke their teeth here, and you saw that,” she said.

Ms. Kochanova also told the investigator about the President’s meetings with activists from all regions and Minsk in 2020 before the elections, “In his speeches at large halls, the Head of State said that a geopolitical split of the world was taking place. He said it would be not easy during the elections, but it would be even more difficult after them. I compare and understand now, how strategically correctly the accents were made. Some understood it then, and some – not.”

The official also emphasised that elections in Belarus are always a difficult process. “Belarus is a country that lives by its own laws and puts a person with his needs and requests at the forefront. Each time when we build our country's strategy, we talk about the well-being and comfort of our citizens. Many people dislike this, because our traditional values, historical identity and everything that is peculiar to us, Belarusians, irritates many in the world,” she explained.