: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus crowds demonstrate against closer ties with Russia


Roughly 1,000 Belarusians joined an unauthorised demonstration yesterday against the prospect of a closer union with Russia.Long-time ruler Alexander Lukashenko was meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Russia yesterday to discuss “key issues in our bilateral relations, including the prospects for deepening integration”, according to the Kremlin.Angered by the potential deal, crowds of mostly young Belarusians headed towards the government headquarters in the capital Minsk carrying signs that read “it’s not integration, it’s an occupation” and “the president is selling our country”.Many waved EU flags or those of the opposition.Police quickly intervened to oversee the demonstration but made …read more

Source:: Gulf times

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