Posted: 09.05.2023 16:12:00

Victory Day congratulations sent to Lukashenko and Belarusian people

The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, and the Belarusian people are receiving numerous congratulations on the 78th anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War, the Belarusian leader’s press service reports

Wishes of peace, well-being and prosperity to the Belarusian people are sent by foreign leaders, heads of integration associations, well-known persons in various fields.

In his congratulatory message, President of Russia Vladimir Putin stressed that Victory Day has always been and will remain a symbol of courage and heroism, dedication and mutual assistance in the hearts of Russians and Belarusians, “Our peoples will never forget the unparalleled feats of front-line soldiers, partisans and underground workers – just as they will not forget the monstrous atrocities committed by the Nazi invaders during the Great Patriotic War. Almost eight decades have passed since our parents and grandparents put an end to the ‘brown plague’ at the cost of huge sacrifices and hardships. However, today we have to confront the ideological heirs of the Nazis – neo-Nazis and their accomplices who ruined thousands of human lives.”

“Russia highly appreciates an active participation of Belarusian friends in ensuring the security of the Union State. I am sure that – by joining efforts and relying on the good traditions of fraternal friendship and mutual assistance – Russians and Belarusians, who were hardened in the harsh war years, will be able to overcome any challenges," the Russian leader noted. He asked to convey the words of sincere gratitude, as well as wishes of good health, well-being and longevity to all veterans who live in Belarus.

President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon is convinced that the time-tested Tajik-Belarusian relations of friendship and multifaceted co-operation will continue to develop steadily for the benefit of our peoples and countries. “On this day, we celebrate the great feat, fortitude, patriotism and heroism of our peoples, we honour with gratitude the memory of those who brought the long-awaited Victory Day closer with their unparalleled courage and valour on the battlefields and in the rear,” his congratulatory message reads. Emomali Rahmon wished Aleksandr Lukashenko good health and well-being, also wishing peace, tranquillity and sustainable prosperity to the brotherly people of Belarus.

In turn, President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov’s congratulation reads, “The day of May 9th is a glorious date in our common history. This significant date is a symbol of our enduring common memory of those who showed unparalleled heroism in the name of a free and happy life for future generations. With deep respect and pride we remember our fathers and grandfathers who fought shoulder to shoulder on the front, demonstrating high standards of courage, patriotism and indomitable will, together bringing the long-awaited Victory closer. I am convinced that the friendship and brotherhood of our peoples, which have passed through the hardest trials of the war years, will continue to contribute to the strengthening and development of fruitful relations between Turkmenistan and the Republic of Belarus." Serdar Berdimuhamedov wished health, happiness and well-being to the Great Patriotic War veterans and all the friendly people of Belarus.

In his congratulatory message, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev stressed that May 9th is a sacred holiday for all of us, an unfading symbol of honour, valour, perseverance and great courage of our peoples, “On this day, we pay tribute to the fallen hero-liberators, pay homage to all those who forged Victory at the front and in the rear. Their great feat will forever remain a high example of dedication and patriotism for present and future generations. I am convinced that the good traditions of growing friendship and mutual respect of our peoples will continue to contribute to the further development of the Uzbek-Belarusian multifaceted co-operation. I wish you good health and success in your state activities, and peace and prosperity to the Belarusian people.”

The first President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, addressed words of gratitude to the valiant war veterans for the Victory, also extending heartfelt wishes of peace and prosperity to the friendly people of Belarus. “On this sacred day, we proudly remember the names of those who forged the Victory for us and future generations on the battlefields and in the rear, paving the way to freedom and a peaceful sky over our heads at the cost of their own lives. Great Victory Day will forever remain a symbol of heroism and unity of our peoples," he stressed.

In his congratulatory message, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro stressed the importance of the great feat forged by the courage and blood of the Great Patriotic War heroes. “The Venezuelan Government strives to maintain and expand co-operation in the name of peace in order to strengthen a multipolar and polycentric system of international relations aimed at developing and improving the well-being of peoples, taking into account the complexity of the geopolitical situation and the increasing aggression by a number of states introducing illegal unilateral restrictive measures. Accept this message as an expression of our warm feelings and readiness to establish even closer bilateral relations,” he noted, adding, “For the Victory! For the Motherland! Long live Belarus! We will win!”

The President of Belarus, who is currently also Chairman of the CSTO Collective Security Council, has also been congratulated on Victory Day by the Secretary General of the CSTO, Imangali Tasmagambetov, who underlined the invaluable contribution of the Belarusian people to the Victory. “The historical traditions of friendship, brotherhood, solidarity and mutual support – which strengthened during the war years – serve as a reliable basis for the development of co-operation between the CSTO member states, strengthening security and stability in the Eurasian space," he noted.

In his congratulatory message, CIS Executive Secretary Sergei Lebedev stressed, “The tragic lessons of the last war oblige us today to carefully preserve and develop multilateral interstate co-operation, strengthen stability and security in the space of our integration association.”