The victorious nations share one memory of the war, one victory and one truth, Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko said as he spoke at a ceremony to mark Independence Day at the Mound of Glory memorial complex on 3 July, BelTA has learned.
"The Great Patriotic War taught Belarusians to value life, peace and freedom. Therefore, today, 3 July, on the day of the liberation of our capital, Minsk, we celebrate Independence Day of independent Belarus. I am very happy to see young people from Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, participants of the Memory Train project, who came to share this holiday with us. Over time, the train will surely gather together all the heirs of the victorious nations. From all the republics of the Soviet Union. I am absolutely convinced of this. After all, we share one memory of that war, one victory and one truth!" Aleksandr Lukashenko said.
The head of state urged to stay together to guarantee peace in such a difficult time. "Only together can we be free and independent," he said.