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    Putin Congratulates Lukashenko in Belarusian Presidential Reelection

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday congratulated Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on his reelection, the Kremlin press service announced.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – “Russian President V.V. Putin has sent a congratulatory telegram to A.G. Lukashenko in regard to his reelection as the president of the Republic of Belarus,” the Kremlin said in a statement.

    According to preliminary results from Sunday’s presidential elections, Lukashenko garnered 83.5 percent of the popular vote, giving him a landslide win for his fifth term in office.

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