Analysis: Putin weighs support for Lukashenko

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    Under pressure Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was in Sochi on Monday, meeting Vladimir Putin on his first overseas trip since contested elections six weeks ago. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Philip Turle says the trip is a sign of growing pressure on Lukashenko, who will be seeking the Russian president’s military and financial support to quell the local unrest. Subscribe to France 24 now: FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 Visit our website: Subscribe to our YouTube channel: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter:

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