Lukashenko Is ‘Selling Belarus, Piece by Piece, to Russia’
The Belarusian leader may forge a “union state” with Moscow, says former political opponent Andrei Sannikov.
Last week, Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed his ambassador to Belarus after months of tension. Mikhail Babich, a former KGB officer, had made a number of controversial comments that provoked the ire of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko. The Belarusian Foreign Ministry accused the diplomat of treating Belarus as a district of Russia as opposed to an independent state.
Amy Mackinnon is a national security and intelligence reporter at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @ak_mack
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