Posted: 09.05.2023 14:38:00

Lukashenko congratulated foreign leaders on Victory Day

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has sent congratulations to foreign leaders on the 78th anniversary of the Great Victory, the Belarusian leader’s press service reports

Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent congratulatory messages to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturian, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, as well as to the peoples of Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

In his congratulatory message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Head of State noted that the path of the Soviet soldier to the Great Victory was hard and long, soaked in the blood of those who fell in battles, forged by the selfless work of front workers, riddled with the pain of irreparable losses and incredible hardships. “I know how carefully you keep the memory of each hero, how you honour the exploits of the fighters who saved humanity from extermination and slavery. Our duty to the future generations is to resolutely resist attempts to revive the ideas of Nazism, glorification of war criminals and their accomplices, falsification of the truth about WWII. I am convinced that we have enough fortitude, courage and wisdom to overcome difficulties and to win. Selfless devotion to the high ideals of service to the Motherland has always been and still remains a moral guideline for the peoples of Belarus and Russia," the President stressed.

Addressing the people of Georgia, Aleksandr Lukashenko reminded that – during the harsh years of trials – Belarusians and Georgians jointly countered a deadly threat of fascist enslavement by bravely overcoming severe hardships and bearing irreparable losses. “We sacredly honour the memory of the heroes who selflessly fought for freedom and a happy future for future generations. Their feat is an example of indomitable fortitude and selfless courage, which inspire us to cherish and multiply the traditions of friendship, good neighbourliness and mutual assistance," he noted.

The President expressed his conviction that the Belarusian-Georgian ties, cemented by sincere human sympathy, common history and common Christian values, will continue to develop successfully in the spirit of creative partnership.

“The further the unforgettable May of 1945 is going down in history, the more majestic the unprecedented feat of the multinational Soviet people is becoming. This date is inseparably intertwined with the triumph and sorrow, joy and tears of millions of people who, without sparing their lives, fought for freedom, and then jointly restored the common Fatherland from the ruins and ashes," the message to the people of Moldova reads. Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that the joint historical memory of the heroic struggle against fascism serves as a solid foundation for the successful development of friendly Belarusian-Moldovan relations, strengthening mutual understanding between the two countries.

In his congratulation to the people of Ukraine, the Head of State noted that – thanks to unity, self-sacrifice, courage and patriotism – Belarusians and Ukrainians, together with other peoples of the USSR, managed to withstand the terrible time of the war and save the world from Nazism. “We respectfully preserve the memory of the heroism of your compatriots who took part in the liberation of Belarus, who gave their lives for its freedom. It is with great regret and sadness that we see how your country is currently going through a difficult period of trials and suffering. I wish all residents of Ukraine the establishment of long-awaited peace on their land, happiness and well-being," the message reads.

The President has also congratulated Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin, Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly Valentina Matvienko, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly Vyacheslav Volodin, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on Victory Day.

Congratulatory messages have been sent to CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich, and Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation Imangali Tasmagambetov.

Aleksandr Lukashenko and the Belarusian people are also receiving numerous congratulations on the Victory anniversary from foreign leaders and well-known figures in various fields.