Russia accuses US of promoting revolution in Belarus

Russia accuses US of promoting revolution in Belarus


MOSCOW – Russia on Wednesday accused Washington of trying to foment a revolution in Belarus, where it sent its defense minister for talks on military ties, in a sign that Moscow’s support for embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko was hardening.

Mass protests since an Aug. 9 election marred by vote-rigging allegations have posed the biggest threat yet to Lukashenko and the Kremlin’s backing has become vital for his chances of extending his 26-year rule.

The former Soviet state farm boss traveled to Russia on Monday for his first talks with President Vladimir Putin since the crisis began, coming away with a $1.5 billion loan to prop up his Soviet-style command economy.

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On Wednesday, Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia’s SVR Foreign Intelligence Service, accused Washington of working behind the scenes to overthrow Lukashenko in a coup, some of Moscow’s strongest rhetoric over the crisis yet.

“Essentially we are talking about a poorly disguised attempt to organize another ‘color revolution’

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