In Belarus, President Lukashenko Seeks Russian Help to Bolster His Position

MIN READFeb 12, 2021 | 17:28 GMT

Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko delivers a speech Aug. 16, 2020, during a rally held to support him in central Minsk, Belarus.

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Belarussian President Aleksandr Lukashenko is seeking to retain power and influence through a new constitutional reform process while also signaling that he will seek Russian support, a strategy that will probably revive anti-government protests and risk escalating into a standoff between Russia and the West....

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