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Russian President Vladimir Putin cemented his support of Belarusian president Alexander Lukashenko in a meeting on Friday, saying that the West's reaction to the interception and forced landing of a passenger jet "was an outburst of emotion." ...
The increasing political and economic isolation of the Belarusian leader in Europe is providing an opening for the Kremlin to advance long-held plans to deepen the integration with the former Soviet republic. ...
During his remarks at a Memorial Day Service, President Biden said he will press Russian President Vladimir Putin to respect human rights when the two meet in Geneva in June. ...
Belarus student Sofia Sapega, 23, was travelling with her partner Roman Protasevich when their plane was scrambled by a military jet and forced to land in Minsk. ...

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