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Lukashenko: I will protect Belarus' interests, the constitution and the territorial integrity

MINSK (BelTA) – As the commander-in-chief of the Belarusian army Alexander Lukashenko prioritizes the reliable protection of the country's interests, its constitutional principles and territorial integrity above everything else. Alexander Lukashenko made the statement as the Belarusian army swore an oath of allegiance to the Belarusian nation and the president on 6 November, BelTA has learned.

Alexander Lukashenko stressed that leading the country is a great and huge responsibility before the nation and the native land. He added that the president's assumption of office always heralds a new stage in the country's life and another historic period of time, upon which the society pins its hopes for the future.

“The world around us has not become any better. The fact negatively affects Belarus. But we will definitely preserve our country. We treasure our native land. We will be united, persistent and insistent in creative endeavors. We will be principled and decisive in defending national interests,” said the President.

The head of state noted that Belarus has never threatened anyone and never will. “Our military goal is to protect our piece of land where a branch of the Slavonic people — Belarusians — has lived since times immemorial. It is a pure, beautiful and educated nation,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

“We will not give away an inch of our land. We will not threaten our neighbors and other countries. We don't need someone else's, but we will not give away what is ours,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

In his words, the military should protect their country, their families and loved ones. “If we are true men, we will not allow anyone to invade our land and molest our children, the elderly and women. With our lives we should protect our country where the peaceful and prosperous nation will live,” the head of state is convinced.

Alexander Lukashenko underlined that Belarus will continue honoring its peacekeeping commitments as part of international treaties and agreements. “Belarus' safe future depends only on us and no one else. For the sake of successful development of the country we have everything necessary: a centuries-old national culture, moral values, economic and scientific potential. And most of all we have excellent and worthy people,” said Alexander Lukashenko.

“Together we have already done a lot on the complicated way of state establishment and development. In our creative endeavors we've been united by love for the motherland, confidence in our strength and ambitions to secure public welfare. All these years the national security system guaranteed the protection of the peaceful work of the Belarusian nation against any threats,” stated the President.

The head of state noted: “Today Belarus is a full-value, respectable member of the international community. Belarus is ready to protect its sovereignty against encroachments. It is a country of high social standards where stability and civil accord have been secured.”

Alexander Lukashenko pointed out that representatives of all the power-wielding agencies, which are capable of ensuring peaceful conditions for creation and labor, stood together in the Square of the State Flag on 6 November. “Under your reliable protection, our protection all of us will work together to overcome any difficulties and achieve goals of the largest scale for the benefit of our common home — the Republic of Belarus,” the President was confident.