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Why Putin’s Threat to Belarus Can’t Be Ignored


In Europe this month, all eyes were trained on the NATO heads of state gathering in London, followed by the Paris meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymy Zelenskyy and the dramatic election in Britain. These major events, however, largely overshadowed another consequential meeting—one held on December 7 between Putin and the long-term leader of Belarus. Theirs is a relationship that bears watching.Meeting for more than five hours in the Russian resort town of Sochi, Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko discussed a roadmap for integrating the two countries. An ambitious plan to harmonize tax, customs, trade, and regulatory …read more

Source:: The American Interest

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