Aleksandr Lukashenko extends Victory Day greetings to Belarusian people

    Dear compatriots,

    I send my best greetings on the great and sacred holiday for all of us – Victory Day.

    69 hardworking and heroic years separate us from fireworks which were launched into the sky in 1945. But that spring will forever remain a symbol of unparalleled feat of our great grandfathers, grandfathers and fathers.

    The Great Patriotic War made history as a fierce opposition of two worlds and two ideologies – Humanism and Nazism. We will never forget that the peoples of the Soviet Union made a decisive contribution to the defeat of Hitler’s Germany.

    No sufferings and hardships could break the fighting spirit of Soviet people. Soldiers at the front, in irregular forces, underground movement and at the home front fought against the enemy courageously and selflessly.

    And they won! They defended the country, rebuilt it from ruins and ashes, developed cutting-edge science and rich culture. Their achievements are the foundation that we use to build our sovereign state.

    These days the entire Belarus honors and thanks heroes of the Victory. We are enormously grateful to you, dear veterans, and treasure your main precept to love the Fatherland, protect its interests and always be together, close-knit and united, in order to prevent attempts to humiliate Belarusians, impose hostile will on them. Belarusian people are victors. This feeling is a source of our pride and strength.

    Dear compatriots, I wish you strong health, labor achievements, happiness, wellbeing, clear and peaceful skies.

    Happy Victory Day!

    Aleksandr Lukashenko