Belarusians commemorate Khatyn massacre

Belarusians commemorate Khatyn massacre

The silence of the Khatyn village was interrupted by a meeting-requiem held on March 22. One of the most cruel events in the history of mankind, which happened during WWII, killed 149 innocent people.

More than 700 people gathered in the memorial complex. Flowers to the Eternal Flame were laid from the President, representatives of state bodies, public organizations, and diplomatic corps. 

Leaders of four religious denominations of Belarus held an All-Belarusian prayer for peace.

The tragedy of the burned Khatyn represents thousands of villages that were destroyed by the Nazi invaders during WWII. Today's event in the memorial complex is a testament to the fact that Belarus remembers about the terrible pages of its history and takes lessons.

Natalia Kochanova, Head of the Administration of the President of the Republic of Belarus:
Having survived this the people who understands how cruel those events were will never let this happen again. Unfortunately, we see that this is happening very close to us. Therefore, I think that common sense must triumph.

We should be grateful to the policy pursued in our state - a policy of peacefulness, friendliness, with our neighbors who are close to us, with those countries and people who throughout the world conduct the same friendly policy. Therefore, this is important. Today peace and tranquility in our land is the most important asset.

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни

Митинг-реквием в день 75-летия трагедии в Хатыни