The Belarusian leader congratulated the Christians of Belarus who celebrate Christmas on December 25.
"For all Christians, Christmas is the source of faith, purity and sincerity, teaches compassion and humanity, and therefore helps to become better, more humane, fair. This wonderful time inspires good deeds, on sensitivity and attention to all those in need of compassion , assistance and care.
In Belarus, where anciently lived near the representatives of different faiths, Christmas takes on a special meaning as a symbol of harmony and understanding between people. In those days, we are particularly well aware that peace and tranquility on home soil depend on us. Only together, joining forces, we can maintain the overall well-being Belarusian home to make it richer and more beautiful.
Let the warm days of Christmas warms you all year and multiplies the creative energy works for the sake of our country.
Wishing you and your family good health, success, happiness and exhilaration, "- says Lukashenko.
More than 600 people, including 5 former presidential candidates, concluded after the events of December 19, to celebrate Christmas behind bars.
An open letter to Lukashenko asking to show humanity and release the prisoners made famous Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich. The Union of Belarusian Writers demands release of former presidential candidate, the poet Vladimir Neklyaeva. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev and the Commissioner for Human Rights in Russia, Vladimir Lukin asked President of Belarus free the correspondent of "Novaya Gazeta" Irina Khalip, the wife of presidential candidate Andrei Sannikov. Home without their parents remained three year old son of Irina and Andrei.