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Belarus celebrates independence Day. For Minsk it is also the jubilee year. 75 years ago the capital was liberated from Nazi invaders. On this occasion were held throughout the country festivities. But only in the city ended with a military parade. It was watched by the correspondent channel “WORLD 24” Olga Sablich.
Parade on independence Day for the first time in many years was held in the evening, not morning. This allowed to consider military equipment in a different light and with new perspective to see the full power of the Belarusian army. The stands were not only citizens, but also foreign guests.
Took a parade of the President of the Republic, commander in chief of the Armed forces Alexander Lukashenko. He said that today the country remembers those who heroically kept the aggressor, and that memory is the basis of national identity. After all, the world still having military, informational, economic conflicts.
“A global confrontation involved the major powers and small States. All are fighting against all, and this is happening not just around us and near our borders. We intend to use all reserves to restore stability and tranquility in the region. Pushing the peace initiative, we are committed to the main goal – to find new ways and methods of building relationships between the various geopolitical forces. Exclusively to ensure peace on their land, we are strengthening the combat capability of the Armed forces, other troops and military formations”, – he said.
Opened the parade of aircraft. Just the sky over Minsk has risen 50 aircraft and helicopters, at the wheel which sat the aces of Belarus and Russia.
In the parade participated more than 5 thousand troops, not only in Belarus. Were soldiers from Russia, China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Opened March is traditionally cadets, but there were also beginners. For the first time in the parade passed a partisan calculation with weapons in the form of the great Patriotic war, as well as the female the calculation of the Ministry of internal Affairs.
And if last year was just one front box, but this year three of them, two women calculate of the Armed forces. Interestingly, during last year’s March one lady came off the Shoe after the press nicknamed her Cinderella. At this time, women shoes upgraded strap bracelet. Embarrassment was not.
Mechanized column – 280 units. It was headed by the legendary T-34 tank. More than two-thirds of the column is the newest and upgraded military equipment such as tanks sample T-72 anti-aircraft missile complex “Buk” war machine “OSA” Russian complex “Iskander”. Finished procession parade concert of the guard of honor
In Moscow on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of Minsk liberation from German fascist invaders on Poklonnaya hill today launched two thousands of fireworks, and the evening was a salute of 24 salvos.