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“I want to tell Belarusians: our happiness is in our country - we need to preserve our land. Today in this temple, addressing my fellow countrymen, the Belarusians, I would like to ask them, demand, as the President if you like: take care of Belarus. If you lose your land - you will have neither health nor happiness. You will have neither money, nor salt, nor your children,” said Aleksandr Lukashenko.
The head of state noted that not everyone understands it: “It is of high importance to take care of Belarus. We all understand when we lose something in our home. Belarus is a big home of ours. Remember: if we do not have our big home, we will not have our small one, either. If we fall to our knees, our Orthodox churches won't exist either, as has always been the case in the history of our country.”
The president added that Christ sacrificed himself for people. “It is a lesson to us. We must learn to sacrifice for what is most important to us - for the sake of people. I would like you to always appreciate these sacrificers as we appreciate Him. Unfortunately, we don't have many people who know how to sacrifice not just themselves but their own. But there are more and more of them today. If we appreciate these people, there will be many. We need to appreciate, love and respect them. This is the philosophy of life,” Aleksandr Lukashenko concluded.