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Guardian News published this video item, entitled “Lukashenko: If Belarus collapses, Russia is next” – below is their description.
During an interview with Russian journalists, Alexander Lukashenko said the massive protests in his country have been ‘tragic’ for him but insisted that he has retained the support of most of the country. The Belarusian president blamed the US for instigating the protests and warned Russia that it could face similar demonstrations in the future. Belarus: Lukashenko vows to stay in first interview since protestsGuardian News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: Alexander Lukashenko
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