August 16, 2020

Belarus opposition to ‘March for Freedom’ a week after disputed vote

Minsk (AFP) – The opposition in Belarus hopes to bring thousands to the streets of the capital for a “March for Freedom” on Sunday, a week after the disputed election that triggered unprecedented protests against President Alexander Lukashenko.Facing the biggest challenge of his 26 years in power, Lukashenko said on Saturday he had won support from Russian President Vladimir Putin who promised help to “ensure the security of Belarus”.The Kremlin said only that the leaders had agreed in a phone call that the “problems” in Belarus would be “resolved soon”, with no mention of specific support for…


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