Putin Plans to Annex Belarus by 2030?

Jakub Ferencik
5 min readMay 2, 2023

There are two former Soviet Republics that stand above the rest: Ukraine and Belarus.

Presently, Putin is well in his plan to annex the entirety of Ukraine. He started this plan in 2013 when he unequivocally supported the then-Ukrainian President and kleptocrat, Viktor Yanukovych, and by annexing Crimea in 2014.

Relations with Belarus were not exactly ideal for Putin at the time, since the Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko made it clear to him that he disagreed with the annexation.

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Jakub Ferencik

Journalist in Prague | Author of “Up in the Air,” “Beyond Reason,” & "Surprised by Uncertainty" on AMAZON | MA McGill Uni | 750+ articles with 1+ mil. views