Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ihar Nazaruk

gathered the participants of the event to inform them "about the events taking place in Belarus and its surroundings", reports BelTA.

"In order for you to get an objective assessment.

Not processed by the mass media in your countries or from the submission of certain curators, but so that you are based on the information that really deserves attention.

Moreover, as far as I am informed, in some countries the mode of silence is simply activated.

At least they didn't speak badly before, but now it's just as if we don't exist.

You know, we are not better than others - Belarus.

We are not worse than others.

We are different.

We go our own way, we have our own destiny.

God is behind us, and therefore everything we do is right."

Nazaruk emphasized that diplomatic missions work directly with Belarusians abroad and the diaspora.

"We ensure, first of all, the connection of our people who for one reason or another found themselves outside the borders of the Motherland.

On the other hand, we ensure the continuity of generations, pass on our traditions, knowledge, cultural and other values.

We constantly share with our compatriots the latest information and information about the events taking place in our country, so that they have an accurate and objective idea of ​​reality.

And not about how sometimes in individual countries or a group of countries they report with certain propaganda purposes," said the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Recently, Lukashenka, who once again boasted about the country's incomparable success in the fight against the coronavirus, once again spoke about the personalities of the way of Belarus.

At the same time, the state actually did not help the citizens of Belarus who found themselves on the territory of Ukraine at the time of the beginning of the full-scale military invasion of Russia on February 24, including from the territory of Belarus itself.

According to the Department of Statistics of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the population of Belarus decreased by 154,735 people in two years, at the beginning of 2022, 9,255,524 people lived in Belarus, which is almost a million less than in 1994, when

Alexander Lukashenko

came to power .

In autumn 2022, the authorities announced trials in absentia of a number of politicians and public figures who fled Belarus from political persecution.

There are 1,441 political prisoners in Belarus as of December 7.