Aleksandr Lukashenko extends Fatherland Defenders’ Day greetings
Greetings on the Day of Fatherland Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus
Dear soldiers and veterans of the Armed Forces,
I cordially congratulate you on the Day of Fatherland Defenders and the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus.
This day has become a truly people’s holiday. It symbolizes continuity of patriotic traditions, courage and strength of spirit of soldiers who protect peace and security of the native land.
This year we celebrate the 70th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from Nazi invasion. We are especially grateful to the veterans of the Great Patriotic War who defended our independence. Their feat is an example for new generations of Fatherland defenders.
Soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces honorably continue glorious traditions of liberators by safeguarding sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state.
I sincerely thank those who make a huge contribution to the enhancement of Belarus’ defense capacity.
I wish you health, peace, happiness and every success in your service for the benefit of the Fatherland.