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

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

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