Lukashenko Is to Meet with Putin in Sochi on September 14

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The current president will leave Belarus for the first time since the followed by massive protests and strikes August presidential elections. The meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko to discuss the situation in Belarus will take place on September 14 Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov said on Friday, September 11. "There will be a working visit, he will have communication with President Putin," Peskov said, adding that following the talks no documents are planned to be signed. In addition, according to him it is not planned to hold a final press conference. The meeting will take place in Sochi the meeting between Lukashenko and Putin will take place in Sochi on September 14. “During the talks, it is intended to discuss key issues of further development Russian-Belarusian strategic partnership and alliance relations. Particular attention is planned to be paid to the implementation of large joint projects in the trade, economic, energy, cultural and humanitarian fields and to the prospects for promoting integration processes within the Union State,” the message says. For the second month in Belarus have not abated protests and strikes that began after August 9 presidential elections on where according to the CEC, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko won with 80 percent of the vote. According to official figures, within first days almost 7,000 people were detained, four people died. Immediately after elections in Belarus ended, the Internet was actually blocked while the security forces, according to observers showed unprecedented cruelty dispersing demonstrators.