Will Belarus Join Putin’s War?
Alexander Lukashenko, often dubbed Europe’s last dictator (although that term can be contested by Orban and Erdogan), has been fairly hesitant in involving Belarus’ troops in Ukraine.
Lukashenko has been friendly toward Putin since 2020 because of domestic protests and political turmoil toward his fraudulent election, which international observers rightly claim he lost.
Putin bailed him out, however, and provided a billion euro package that would boost his economy. Lukashenko owes him.