"Back during the 2020 protests in Belarus, many feared the introduction of Russian troops to help Lukashenko. Then the dictator managed on his own without unnecessary international conflict."
i think it's important to point out that lushenko did not call in russian military troops, but lushenko did have the assistance of russian kgb who kidnapped and tortured a lot of folks. this was all over social media, they even released videos of torture victims denouncing the belarus uprisings after days of torture. kgb were filmed dropping in off helicopters