Belarus’ embassy in Moscow hosted a reception on the occasion of the Day of Fatherland Defenders. The event was attended by veterans of the Great Patriotic War as well as military attaches of the diplomatic missions of Bulgaria, Serbia, Denmark, India, Nicaragua, South Africa, the USA, the UK, China, Baltic countries and the CIS. Today Belarus is perceived in Europe as a place of peace and security. Belarus has everything in place to give an adequate response to any external aggression. However the country has no aggressive intents and aims at promoting cooperation with the allies in the CSTO and CIS. Belarusian artists performed at the event.