Lisa Haseldine Lisa Haseldine

Could Belarus join forces with Russia in Ukraine?

Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Vladimir Putin (Credit: Getty images)

Next week Putin is due to meet Alyaksandr Lukashenka, self-proclaimed president of Belarus, for the sixth time since the invasion of Ukraine. This will also be the first time in three years that they have met in Belarus.

Much hooha is usually made by the Russian and Belarusian press of their meetings.

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