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Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 18:01
Russian defence minister arrives in Belarus for talks
By Reuters
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 18:01 By Reuters

Russian PM Mikhail Mishustin and Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, attend the opening ceremony of the 6th International Military Technical Forum 'Army 2020' and Army Games in the military Patriot Park outside Moscow on Aug 23, 2020. (PHOTO / AFP)

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

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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.

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

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