: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus holds Victory Day parade, disregarding coronavirus


MINSK, Belarus — The eastern European nation of Belarus held a full-fledged military parade Saturday to mark Victory Day, shrugging off safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic that led Russia to curtail its own long-planned 75th anniversary observances.
Tens of thousands of spectators lined the parade route as some 3,000 soldiers and 185 military vehicles passed by in the capital, Minsk.
Some elderly veterans watching from a stand wore masks, but few face coverings or other protective measures were seen in the throng of viewers along the street.
Belarus’ authoritarian president has dismissed the coronavirus as a “psychosis,” despite the number of confirmed …read more

Source:: National Newswatch

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