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Lukashenko: Belarusians know how to defend their land

MINSK ( BelTA) – Belarusians know how to defend their land, they have been and will be able to rise up to any challenge, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said at the ceremony to present shoulder straps to senior officers on 27 June, BelTA has learned.

“The collective West is trying to mislead us about their real plans and intentions. Unfortunately, our efforts to resolve the situation through peaceful negotiations are now called ‘diplomatic imitation' there. The price of this ‘imitation' is hundreds of thousands of human lives. Today we clearly see a new round of NATO expansion and an unprecedented capacity build-up of the member states in the region, including in the immediate vicinity of our border. We see endless rounds of show of force,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

According to him, almost every day the border service reports all kinds of provocations on the state border coming from neighboring countries: from tossing of corpses to deliberate drone strikes on the territory of Belarus. At the same time, the construction of walls and barriers on the border, installment of fortification equipment, and mining from the Ukrainian side continue.

“Our generation has been put to the test. We have the mission to preserve peace that was achieved by millions of heroes, our parents and grandparents. This means only one thing - we must be able to combat the threat that is again looming over our land. It is coming from the West again. As you can see, history repeats itself. When talking about strength, the last thing I think about is technical capabilities. We have them. And we are well aware of this,” the head of state said.

Unity and devotion to the Fatherland are much more important, Aleksandr Lukashenko emphasized. “And our Fatherland from Brest to Vladivostok is land, freedom and our peoples. History has showed that Belarusians know how to defend their land. We have been and will be able to rise up to any challenge,” the president said.