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Lavrov: Ukraine behind Belarus unrest

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday that Moscow had confirmed information Ukraine is behind the civil unrest currently taking place in Belarus.

Lavrov stressed Moscow's support of the Belarusian government and vowed Russia will prevent any foreign influences from meddling in Minsk's internal affairs.

President Vladimir Putin previously said Russia is ready to send its troops to Belarus to help it deal with the protests against the results of the presidential elections. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov later stated such a move is not necessary since the situation in Minsk is now stable.

Breaking the News / JR