Belarus votes to let Putin house nukes, troops as Lukashenko prepares to enter war

Voters in pro-Russia Belarus agreed Monday to let Vladimir Putin park nuclear weapons and host Russian troops in their country, which sits just north of Ukraine.

The vote was part of a package of constitutional reforms that also included extending the presidency of Alexander Lukashenko, who has held the office since the country was declared independent in 1994. Lukashenko has been Moscow’s most stalwart ally during Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, even as the world has united against the Kremlin aggression. U.S. intelligence expects Lukashenko to send his 48,000-man army into the war as early as Monday

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