Belarus Strengthens Ties with Russia in Bid to Ease Isolation

4 Oct

Belarus Strengthens Ties with Russia in Bid to Ease Isolation

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko is seeking to strengthen his alliance with Russia’s Vladimir Putin to ease his government’s international isolation following a brutal crackdown on political opponents in the wake of last year’s rigged elections. One sign of this alliance: joint military maneuvers on Belarus territory.Elizabeth Cherneff narrates this report by Ricardo Marquina in Minsk.
Camera: Ricardo Marquina 
Producer: Jonathan Spier 

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