Belarusian Leader Lukashenka To Meet Russian President Putin On February 22

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Belarus’s Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi in September 

Belarusian leader Alyaksandr Lukashenka says he does not plan to ask for money from Russia when he holds talks in Moscow with President Vladimir Putin on February 22. 
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov on February 18 confirmed the meeting of the two leaders, saying he expects a “quite extensive” discussion on issues ranging from bilateral relations to international issues. 
One thing that won’t be on the agenda, Lukashenka said at a meeting with the State Secretary of the Russia-Belarus Union state, Grigory Rapota, is a request from Minsk for money. 
WNU Editor: He will be asking for money. My friends in Belarus tell me that after months of protests and sanctions, the economy is in a total mess.