Posted: 26.04.2022 16:48:00

Lutsky: Belarusians’ unity made it possible to restore radiation-infected lands

A ceremony dedicated to the 36th anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy has taken place today in Minsk’s park – gathering representatives of state authorities, liquidators of the disaster, young people and ordinary citizens

People came to lay flowers at the Chernobyl Victims and Stone of Hiroshima Peace memorial signs, to remember all those who contributed to the elimination of consequences of that terrible man-made disaster.

Among those present was the Deputy Head of the President Administration, Igor Lutsky. He addressed the ceremony participants saying that the Chernobyl nuclear disaster is an important part of the Belarusian historical memory, and, in 2022, it is especially important to remember everything connected with this tragedy.

“This is the memory of the tragedy and the heroes who protected not only Belarus, but also other countries – almost the whole of Europe. We must remember how much effort was put into reviving the contaminated lands. The accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant brought much pain to Belarusians – and especially to those who, because of radiation, had to leave their small homeland forever. However, over the past years, we have restored these lands – thanks to our unity and consolidation, and the support of the Head of State. We are still restoring them. We have managed to do a lot owing to a unified systematic approach, without noise – so that these parts of the Belarusian land continue to benefit the country,” Mr. Lutsky said.