Posted: 02.07.2022 22:04:00

Lukashenko: as long as we’re proud of our history, people and country, we’ll be free

As long as we are proud of our country and history, we are free – as stated today by Aleksandr Lukashenko during his speech at a solemn meeting in the Palace of the Republic dedicated to Independence Day

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Referring to the behaviour of the Western neighbours, the President of Belarus cited the example of the Baltic States, which are so obsessed with the desire to harm the Belarusian economy that they are ready to sacrifice their own people, “This is classic fanatic behaviour. Moreover, they have long divided their population into citizens and non-citizens, depriving, accordingly, of civil rights. What is this, if not today’s segregation, not the rise of one group of the population over another on the basis of ethnic origin? What is this, if not a manifestation of racism and Nazism?”

The Belarusian Head of State indicated who is behind these processes, “Just like in the last century, behind these processes is the same civilised Western Europe, which first raised a monster called fascist Germany, and then, in order to survive, threw itself into the arms of those whom until recently it strongly wished to defeat. History repeats itself. The monster is raised in Ukraine. Moreover, they are trying to create the image of the enemy, including from us, Belarusians.”

Aleksandr Lukashenko stated that this is the world we live in, “We live and, in spite of everything, we continue to build our state the way our ancestors did: with care for people, respect for other nations, readiness to defend truth and justice. We know that as long as we don’t call the traditions, principles and opinions imposed on us from the outside as our policy, we will be independent. We know that as long as we are proud of our history, our people, our country, we will be free. As long as we have our native land and historical memory, we are a nation. We will be Belarusians! These are not slogans; this is our real status.”