Posted: 09.05.2022 11:00:00

Lukashenko sent Victory Day greetings to foreign leaders

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has sent greetings to foreign leaders on the 77th anniversary of the Great Victory – as reported in the Belarusian leader’s press service

Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent messages of greetings to President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Armenia Vahagn Khachaturyan, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Japarov, President of Moldova Maia Sandu, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, and the people of Ukraine.

In his congratulatory message to Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Belarusian Head of State noted that the Victory Day is especially dear to Belarusians and Russians. “In the deadly battle with fascism, our fathers and grandfathers, at the cost of incredible hardships and sacrifices, defended the world and liberated Europe from enslavement,” reads the message.

“Decades pass, generations change, but the Great Victory as a symbol of national pride, military glory, unity and mutual assistance continues to live in the hearts of many millions of people,” noted the Head of State. “Today’s dramatic events clearly show that we will be able to give a worthy response to modern challenges and threats only together by preserving the memory of heroic and at the same time tragic days of the Great Patriotic War and realising the importance of its lessons.”

In his congratulation to the people of Ukraine on the 77th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War, Aleksandr Lukashenko noted, “In these difficult times, not only for Ukraine, but for the whole of Europe, we feel the value of peace and stability more than ever before. The tragic events that unfolded on Ukrainian land testify to the fact that the terrible experience acquired in the first half of the 20th century means nothing to many. The Soviet people bore a huge burden of pain and suffering on their shoulders, ensuring a decisive role in the Victory over fascism and the liberation of the whole world from the brown plague. Today, no one anywhere can distort the historical truth and belittle the role of our ancestors in defeating this invasion. The gratitude of Belarusians to all Ukrainians – veterans of the Great Patriotic War, who by their feat made an invaluable contribution to the liberation of Belarus and the entire continent – will forever remain in our hearts and will never depend on political situation.”

The President has also sent Victory Day greetings to Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin, Chair of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko, Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin, and Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill.

Congratulatory messages were sent to the Chairman of the CIS Executive Committee – CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev, State Secretary of the Union State Dmitry Mezentsev, Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Mikhail Myasnikovich, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation Stanislav Zas.

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