Russian Prime Minister heads to Belarus and a meeting between Putin and Lukashenko soon

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Russian Prime Minister heads to Belarus and a meeting between Putin and Lukashenko soon

Lavrov also indicated that President Vladimir Putin will soon receive in Moscow his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko, stressing that the summit meeting will be held within the next two weeks.

For his part, Mackie stressed in his speech at the start of the meeting with Lavrov that the Belarusian government today has to face external challenges in the first place, adding that these challenges are the main cause of the crisis the country is going through.

And the crisis erupted in Belarus last August against the background of the presidential elections in which Lukashenko, who has been leading the country since 1994, won a landslide victory by winning about 80% of the votes, according to official data.

However, Lukashenko’s opponents refused to acknowledge the election results, accusing the government of rigging them, while large-scale protests were held across the country calling for new elections, and a number of Western countries expressed their support for the opposition.

Source : Right Now Times