: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Belarus leader appeals to Russia as pressure to quit grows


MINSK: Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday issued an appeal to long-term ally Russia as he faced growing pressure to step down following a disputed election that has triggered protests at home and condemnation abroad.
Lukashenko is grappling with the biggest challenge to his 26-year rule as tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets accusing him of rigging last Sunday’s presidential election, and calling for him to step down.
He suggested that the impact of the protests might spill beyond Belarus’s borders.
“There is a need to contact (Russian President Vladimir) Putin so that I can talk to him now, …read more

Source:: The Himalayan Times

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