Updated at 16:11,02-12-2016

Opposition Politicians Hold Victory Day Ceremony

Some 50 veterans of the Great Patriotic War joined members of the "Spravedlivy Mir" (Just World) Belarusian Party of the Left and other opposition parties at a Victory Day ceremony in Minsk on May 9.
The crowd laid flowers at the obelisk on Victory Square and held a short rally.


In his speech, Syarhey Kalyakin, leader of the Belarusian Party of the Left, said that opposition activists traditionally paid tribute to those fallen in the 1941-1945 war.

"We are congratulating veterans and thanking them for what they did. They liberated Belarus from fascism. And I think that these people can lead the country to a better future," he said.

The ceremony also was attended by Yaraslaw Ramanchuk, deputy chairman of the United Civic Party.