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Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

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Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing Lukashenko

Belarusian opposition condemns Russia for backing LukashenkoThe Kremlin said Tuesday that a $1.5 billion loan it offered to Belarus carried no political conditions, despite claims by the Belarusian opposition that Russia is trying to shore up the nation’s authoritarian ruler amid post-election protests. Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the loan when he hosted his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko for more than four hours of talks Monday in Sochi on Russia’s Black Sea coast. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the loan wasn’t contingent on any political moves.


   

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