Will Russia come to the aid of Lukashenko in Belarus?

After having instrumentalized the opposition with Moscow by deploying forces along the border between Belarus and Russia, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko appealed to Russia this morning during a telephone interview with President Vladimir Putin.

The Belarusian president justified this request by arguing of manipulation of crowds and popular discontent by “external forces”, Europe and the United States, not to mention them. And the Russian president to answer that he was convinced, with his counterpart, that "the situation will very quickly get back to order", suggesting the possibility of a forthcoming Russian intervention in the country to put an end to the popular demonstrations. and the increasing strikes.

After two decades of smooth relations, Alexander Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin had relations under tension in recent months, the latter wanting to accelerate the process of integrating Belarus with Russia.

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