Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. The embattled Lukashenko has asked Putin for help. File photo: AP
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. The embattled Lukashenko has asked Putin for help. File photo: AP
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Belarus leader, clinging to power, says Putin offers help with ‘security’

  • Belarus protesters are demanding the country’s authoritarian leader resign after a presidential vote they called fraudulent
  • Russian president agrees to provide security assistance to restore order if Belarus requests it

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. The embattled Lukashenko has asked Putin for help. File photo: AP
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2017. The embattled Lukashenko has asked Putin for help. File photo: AP
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