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MINSK, May 9. /TASS/. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko said on Saturday that the modern era had not saved mankind from wars and urged never to forget lessons of the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War, as the four-year battle between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany is known.
"Today we see that the war’s tragic lessons have been forgotten. It is again not force of the law but the law of force that triumphs. We see shells bursting, fires raging and people dying," Lukashenko said in his speech at the victory parade in Minsk, marking 70 years since the Soviet and Allied armies defeated Nazi Germany.
"The world and Europe are approaching a dangerous line. And it is more important now than ever both for politicians, leaders and all people to remember the lessons of the Great Patriotic War," Lukashenko said.
"The most important lesson is that there is nothing more important than peace. And no ambitions, calculations or interests are worth sacrificing people's lives for that," he said, adding that it would surely be useful for current political leaders to draw on the experience of the anti-Hitler coalition, which managed to overcome irreconcilable differences and together defeated fascism.
Lukashenko said he considered it deeply symbolic that representatives of the Russian and U.S. armed forces marched in the Minsk parade together with Belarusian soldiers.
Belarus has a big celebration of the 70th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. Key events are organised in the capital.
President Lukashenko on Saturday morning laid a wreath at the Victory Monument in Minsk and spoke to war veterans there.
The military parade featured over 5,000 military and about 250 military vehicles. Fireworks are expected to finish the celebrations.