Greetings on occasion of 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation and Independence Day

    Dear compatriots,

    We celebrate a big historical date – the 75th anniversary of Belarus’ liberation from the Nazi Invasion and Independence Day. This national holiday unites us in our commitment to peace, accord and preservation of the heroic chronicle of the country.

    The Great Patriotic War touched every family with the grief of losses, brought sorrow and untold suffering to millions of Belarusians, but evoked the feelings of national unity, civil duty and readiness to protect the Homeland till the last breath in the hearts and minds of every person. Victory over Nazism has become an act of higher justice and a symbol of an unbroken spirit of the Belarusian nation.

    We will always cherish the great feat of older generations and live up to their memory for the sake of independence, historical truth and peace on Earth. Using the examples of true heroes, we will bring up our children and build the future of sovereign, strong and prosperous Belarus together.

    May peace forever be our lot.

    I wish you happiness, kindness and wellbeing.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko