Daily Memo: Putin-Lukashenko Meeting, Space for Talks in the Mediterranean

With protests in Belarus showing no sign of stopping, the president is meeting his Russian counterpart in Sochi.

Lukashenko goes to Sochi. Large-scale protests continued in 28 Belarusian cities on Sunday, including in the capital of Minsk, where estimates of participation ranged from 22,000 (the government’s figure) to more than 150,000. Authorities arrested 774 protesters, including more than 500 in Minsk. This came on the eve of President Alexander Lukashenko’s Monday meeting with […]

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