Why does Lithuania stand out as Belarus’ staunchest ally?

  • 2020-10-30
  • Linas Jegelevicius, The Baltic Times editor-in-chief
A pro-democracy Belarus could not have dreamt of a stauncher ally than Lithuania in its quest to get the word about the events out to the world and pave the way to the eventual deposing of the self-appointed President Alexander Lukashenko, whose improbable 80-percent victory in the rigged August 9 presidential election has triggered massive protests and crackdowns in the country. But the underlying reasons for the support stem not only from the common 680-kilometre border – both neighbours are intricately intertwined historically, culturally and economically. &#...
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