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The world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation. The government will push this topic to the highest international level. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the statement on 9 May as part of the ceremony to lay wreaths at the Victory Monument on the occasion of the 76th anniversary of the Great Patriotic War, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Today we should openly say that during the Great Patriotic War it was the first time Belarusians had faced a massive and systematic extermination of the civilian population. Blood of many thousands, millions of innocent victims – women, the elderly, and children – is on hands of the fascists, police goons, and other collaborators.”
The president stressed that the world has to know and remember the tragedy of the Belarusian nation. “And we will elevate this matter to the highest international level so that they would remember and would not forget it,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stated. “Descendants of the Nazi shouldn’t think that once the last witnesses of the genocide of the Belarusian nation and other nations are gone, the historical truth will be gone with them.”