Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry / dpa
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry / dpa
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Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei, ally to President Lukashenko, dies at 64

  • During Makei’s tenure, Belarus came under criticism from the West for dubious elections and for allowing Russian troops to be based there during the war in Ukraine
  • No cause of death was given. Before he became foreign minister in 2012, Makei was Alexander Lukashenko’s chief of staff

Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry / dpa
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has died at the age of 64. Photo: Russian Foreign Ministry / dpa
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