Alexander Lukashenko addresses nation on anniversary of Khatyn massacre

Alexander Lukashenko addresses nation on anniversary of Khatyn massacre

One of the most monstrous events in the history of mankind is remembered in Belarus today. On March 22 it is 75 years since the tragedy in the village of Khatyn (Chatyn).

For several decades the history of this small Belarusian village has been a symbol of cruelty and inhumanity. The memory of Khatyn will always remain in the hearts of Belarusians. This is stated in the address of President Alexander Lukashenko to compatriots.

Alexander Lukashenko, President of Belarus:
We Belarusians, the bearers of the genetic memory of the inhuman sufferings of the people who stood in the Great Patriotic War, say to everyone: "Let the mournful ringing of Khatyn's bells sound and warn us all against the repetition of the terrible tragedy. Let their metal crying come to those corners of the Earth where today people forgot that life is a gift from above and that peace is the greatest value. We must always remember this!"

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Khatyn memorial will host memorial events today. The complex near Minsk was built after WWII to remind everyone of the terrible massacre by Nazi Germany.