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Talks between Russia's Putin and Belarus' Lukashenko end: media

Russia's President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko during a meeting in Sochi, Russia September 14, 2020, in this still image taken from a video. Russian Presidential Executive Office/Handout via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Talks between Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi have ended, Belarusian media reported on Monday.

The talks lasted more than 4 hours. Putin has promised a $1.5 billion loan to Lukashenko, who flew to entreat his patron for help as street protests in Belarus showed no sign of abating.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by Andrew Heavens

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