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Belarus President Lukashenko seeks backing from Russia’s Vladimir Putin – ABC News

The fate of the Belarusian leader could be in Vladimir Putin’s hands as he faces the gravest crisis of his 26 years in power.

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President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has arrived in Russia to meet leader Vladimir Putin, seeking Moscow’s backing after a fifth consecutive weekend of huge protests demanding his resignation.

  • Mr Lukashenko has had a difficult relationship with Mr Putin, but Russia supports his regime
  • More than 100,000 people took to the streets of the Belarusian capital on the weekend
  • Russia will send paratroopers into Belarus for joint military exercises at the end of this monthClick here to view the original article.