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Russian defence minister arrives in Belarus for talks – Metro US

Russian defence minister arrives in Belarus for talks

Russia’s Defence Minister Shoigu attends the opening ceremony of the
Russia’s Defence Minister Shoigu attends the opening ceremony of the International military-technical forum “Army-2020” in Moscow Region

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu arrived in Belarus on Wednesday for talks on military cooperation, the Belarusian Defence Ministry said.

The talks follow a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko in the Black Sea resort of Sochi earlier this week.

Lukashenko faces mass protests at home following a presidential election last month that demonstrators say was rigged.

(Reporting by Anton Kolodyazhnyy; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Maria Kiselyova)

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