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Christopher Miller+ Your Authors @ChristopherJM Correspondent for @BuzzFeedNews, focus on Eastern Europe, US NatSec & foreign policy. 10+ years in Ukraine. Email/DM for Signal. [email protected] Sep. 14, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

In case you were wondering about how the Lukashenko-Putin talks are going in Sochi. Check out the body language.

Putin tells Lukashenko that “Belarus will be the first country to receive our antiviral vaccine against COVID-19.”

Lukashenko tells Putin, "These events showed us that we need to stick closer to our older brother."

An obsequious Lukashenko taking down notes as Putin speaks.

Lukashenko is sweating it out with Putin.

Results of the meeting: Russia promised Belarus $1.5 billion loan to help the country "at this difficult moment." Putin said supports constitutional changes. Putin also said what Lukashenko needed him to say: Russia will give security support if needed. 

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