Lukashenko, Putin discuss Belarus situation

Lukashenko, Putin discuss Belarus situation President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation.
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August 15, 2020 15:08
Lukashenko, Putin discuss Belarus situation

President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation.

Report says, citing RIA Novosti, the presidents discussed the situation in and around Belarus.

Belarus held presidential elections on August 9. Years later, current President Alexander Lukashenko won the country's most popular vote for the sixth time. As a result, peaceful protests began in several parts of the country. Thousands got arrested, one died, and dozens were injured in clashes with police. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, Lukashenko's main rival in the opposition, called on the security forces not to use power against the people. CEC chairwoman Lydia Yermoshina was evacuated from the Government House amid protests. Two days after the election, Tikhanovskaya left the country for security reasons and turned to Lithuania.

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