Alexander Lukashenko claims ‘breakthrough’ on union between Belarus and Russia

Belarusian ruler Alexander Lukashenko met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Thursday, in a renewed bid for support amid sanctions imposed by the West in the aftermath of disputed elections a year ago.Lukashenko announced a “breakthrough” at the start of the meeting, referring to a union state with Russia, a project long in the planning.Some 28 programmes have been worked out, according to Lukashenko, the long-time authoritarian leader of Belarus.He has recently made numerous…


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