Prime Minister’s greetings to people of Belarus on Freedom Day


2023 03 25


Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has expressed her sincere greetings to the leaders of the Belarusian democratic society, representatives of the diaspora, and all freedom-loving Belarusians on the occasion of Freedom Day, which is celebrated to commemorate the independence of the Democratic Republic of Belarus, proclaimed on 25 March 1918.

‘Lithuania will never recognise Lukashenka’s illegitimate regime and fraudulent election. We will continue to persistently voice the rightful demands of Belarusians, calling for an end to the repressions, for the release and rehabilitation of all political prisoners and arbitrarily detained persons, as well as for free and fair elections in Belarus.

At the same time, freedom, and democracy cannot be taken for granted, we must defend them all the time. Support and help of the Belarusian people to our brothers Ukrainians fighting against imperialistic Russia is as important as ever because they defend not only their own freedom but also that of all of Europe. There is little doubt that the victory of Ukraine will be decisive for the democratic future of Belarus and its liberation from the regime.

On this special day, my greetings go to all the people of the Belarusian democratic society. I wish that all Belarusians could celebrate the Freedom Day of Belarus not only here, in Lithuania, but also in the towns and on the streets of a free and democratic Belarus. I truly wish and hope that this day comes soon. ‘To your freedom and ours’, reads Prime Minister’s message of greetings.