And a demonstration of regime’s dependency on its Russian patrons.
The Belarusian Popular Front party commented on the parade in Minsk on #3 July.
“Russian troops under the Russian flag in Minsk on the day of the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi occupants is mockery at the historical truth of the past war and inadmissible support to the current Russian aggressive policy in Ukraine”, - the BPF party’s deputy chairman commented on the scheduled participation of Russian troops in the parade in the Belarusian capital on 3 July.
According to Lalkou, the current Russia’s state flag is the “symbol, used by Russian Nazi units in the course of the World War II, including Vlasov’s, Rodion’s and Kaminsky’s armies. In the politician’s opinion, the flag’s presence at the parade on the occasion of the anniversary of the ousting of the Nazi occupants is not historically justified and turns the parade into farce.
“Absolutely inappropriate and harmful to Belarus’ image is the participation in the festivities of the troops that very recently committed a predatory attack at our brotherly neighbor Ukraine”, - Lalkou believes.
Thus, an “extremely bad image is being created of Belarus as an ally to aggressors and international criminals”.
As he commented on the speech by Aliaksandr Lukashenka in the Belarusian language on 2 July at a solemn assembly on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belarus from the fascists, the BPF party member stated that “for a statesman and a politician it is not enough to speak Belarusian, but policies must be pursued in the interests of the Belarusian people, the national sovereignty must be strengthened and the national property not bargained upon”.
“The 3 July parade looks like a crazy Russian show, a feast in times of plague… Unfortunately, this parade, like the 3 July festivity itself, turns this year into a demonstration of the dependency of the current regime on its Russian patrons”, - Lalkou believes.