Putin May Force Lukashenko to Join War as Fear of Losing to Ukraine Grows


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Russian President Vladimir Putin may eventually force Alexander Lukashenko, his Belarusian counterpart, to join his war against Ukraine, according to a Russia expert.

Days after Lukashenko vowed to conduct joint deployments with Russian forces, the dictatorial leader of Belarus announced Friday that he has introduced “counterterrorist measures” in the country “in connection with the escalation along the perimeter of the borders.”