Belarus can resolutely suppress any attempts to interfere in its home affairs, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said at the solemn gathering dedicated to the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War on 7 May, BelTA has learned.
“Peace, independence, social accord and stability are the main national values for our people. We do not have enemies. We have never threatened anyone and will never do it. But we are ready to defend independence and peace on our soil in any conditions. Belarus will have enough political will, strength and means to resolutely suppress any attempts to interfere in its home affairs,” the Belarusian leader stated.
Alexander Lukashenko noted with regret that certain countries today do interfere in the domestic affairs of sovereign states, and the policy of pressure and economic blackmail became commonplace long ago. “Apart from that, global power players instigate military conflicts in various places on Earth. Weapons become a tool for promoting the economic interests of certain superpowers. They are stepping up military activities, accumulating weapons, and increasing the military potential near our borders,” the President said. “All that does not help to strengthen peace, poses new threats and destabilizes the situation,” Alexander Lukashenko said.
The President emphasized that Belarus respects the right of every state to choose its own way of development and expects that the way of development of the Belarusian people will be respected too.
“The victory over fascism is the brightest event in our history. As long as people remember it and are proud of the feat of the generation of people who defended the independence of our Motherland and protected the world from fascism, we will be safe,” the Belarusian leader concluded.