What are Putin’s reasons for coming to Minsk?

Gazeta Wyborcza comments:

“After ten months of war in Ukraine, Alexander Lukashenko is still not ready to pay his recognition of debt to Putin, who came to his rescue after the Belarusian uprising. He continues to do the weathervane, as he has been accustomed to for more than a quarter of a century in power. One day he attacks the West, accusing it of fomenting an invasion of his country, the next day he threatens his neighbors and supports Moscow, and the day after that he declares that his intentions are purely peaceful. But overall, his intention is to prevent Belarus from being naturally drawn into an armed conflict, which the vast majority of citizens do not want more than he does.

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