Putin’s stealth takeover of Belarus gains momentum

By Brian Whitmore

“Putin’s stealth takeover of Belarus gains momentum” by Brian Whitmore was originally published on Atlantic Council.

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Belarus, Minsk: Actors hug each other prior to a theater representation. © Pierre Crom

As the Russian and Belarusian armed forces launched back-to-back exercises this week, the two countries also announced plans to establish permanent joint military training centers.