Greetings on the 85th anniversary of DOSAAF

    Dear friends,

    I congratulate you on the 85th anniversary of the establishment of DOSAAF.

    Founded on 28 February 1927, the society for cooperation with the army has made a profound contribution to the training of thousands of specialists – defenders of the Motherland during the Great Patriotic War.

    Throughout its glorious history DOSAAF has nurtured millions of patriots who can and are ready to protect the interests of the country in labor, military service, and routine life.

    Today the Belarusian society for cooperation with the army is a leading center to prepare young people for the service in the Armed Forces. It plays a crucial role in the development and improvement of aviation, technical, military sports, promotion of a healthy lifestyle. Today's activities of DOSAAF correspond to our national interests and are supported by people.

    I am convinced that the Voluntary Society for Cooperation with the Army, Air Force, and Navy will devotedly serve the Belarusian people and cope with an important mission to nurture true citizens and patriots of our Motherland.

    In this important day, I wish all veterans and members of DOSAAF health and well-being, peace and kindness, new achievements in their service and work for the benefit of the Motherland.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko