Alexander Lukashenko

Putin Makes First Visit to Belarus in over Three Years

Russian President Vladimir Putin made his first visit to Belarus in more than three years on Monday, using one of his few journeys outside Russia since the beginning of the Ukraine invasion to shore up his relationship with Belarusian dictator Alexander Lukashenko and pressure Belarus to pour its own troops into the Ukrainian quagmire.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko pos