JRL NEWSWATCH: “Belarusian leader set to visit Russia as protests continue” – AP

Map of Belarus and Environs, adapted from images at cia.gov

“… Protesters in Belarus have spent a month denouncing the results of the country’s Aug. 9 presidential election as rigged and demanding the resignation of President Alexander Lukashenko from the sixth term he won. Facing criticism from the West, Lukashenko has worked to cement ties with his main ally and sponsor, Russia. … set to head to Russia … Monday for talks with … Putin. Some expect Alyaksandr Lukeshenko file photo, adapted from image at usembassy.govBelarusian authorities to take tougher actions against protesters ahead of the meeting. … [P]ost-election protests have attracted the biggest crowds on Sundays, when up to 200,000 people have flooded the streets of the capital. …”

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