Around 250,000 people attended Independence Day festivities in Minsk


More than 60,000 local residents and Minsk guests watched a march of veterans of the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War that ended with a flower-laying ceremony at the World War II obelisk in Victory Square.

More than 30,000 arrived at the Minsk City Hero obelisk on Peramozhtsaw Avenue in the evening despite the rainy weather to watch a fireworks display.

No offenses were recorded in Minsk on Saturday, the press office said.