Belarus: Russian Prime Minister meets with Lukashenko in Minsk- BBC News

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    Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko remains in power as protests following a disputed election enter their third week. His relationship with his closest ally Russia is in the spotlight as high level meetings between the two nations get underway in Minsk. #BBCOS #BBCOutsideSource

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