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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and newly reelected Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have discussed details regarding the establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    Putin, Lukashenko Discuss Details of Establishing Russian Base in Belarus

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin and newly reelected Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko have discussed details regarding the establishment of a Russian airbase in Belarus, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the go-ahead for a contract that will green-light the establishment of a Russian air base in Belarus in September.

    "Various aspects of this issue were discussed by the two presidents, this constructive discussion will continue, especially as the two presidents are set to meet again in Kazakhstan at the CIS summit," Peskov told reporters.

    "They will have a great opportunity to discuss such issues on the sidelines of this summit," he added.

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