Address to Soviet internationalist soldiers, veterans of war in Afghanistan
Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent an
address to Soviet internationalist soldiers, veterans of the war in Afghanistan
on the occasion of the anniversary of the Soviet troops’ withdrawal from
“On this anniversary please
accept my sincere gratitude for the courage and bravery displayed in the
hotspots of the planet. We remember the sons of Belarus who reaffirmed their
loyalty to duty at the cost of their lives, mourn together with their parents,
widows, and children,” the address reads.
The head of state remarked that over the years people realized the
importance of those events. “In modern history you were the first to start a war
on international terrorism,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
“Soviet internationalist soldiers have an active civil
position and work hard for the benefit of Belarus today. We are grateful to you
because just like the veterans of the Great Patriotic War you continue to
nurture the spirit of genuine patriotism among young people,” the President