Putin ally minister mysteriously dies just days before key meeting with Russia

BELARUS foreign minister Vladimir Makei has died suddenly just days before a key meeting with Russia.

Makei had originally vowed his nationwidely seen as now controlled a puppet regimewould not allow Vladimir Putin’s troops to use it as a staging area to attack أوكرانيا.

Vladimir Makei has previously tried to stop Belarus backing Russia

Vladimir Makei has previously tried to stop Belarus backing Russiaالإئتمان: وكالة فرانس برس
Makei pictured with his Russian counterpart Sergei Larov

Makei pictured with his Russian counterpart Sergei Larovالإئتمان: وكالة فرانس برس
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko - pictured with Makei is seen as a puppet for Putin

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenkopictured with Makei is seen as a puppet for Putinالإئتمان: جيتي

He had also openly criticised Putin’s countryand had attempted to improve Belarusian relations with the West back in 2020.

But he was quickly overrode by Aleksandr Lukashenko, Belarus’s leader known asEurope’s last dictator who is a stooge for Vlad.

Makei was confirmed dead just days before he was due to meet his طائرات هليكوبتر counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

Belarus confirmed his death but did not elaborate further on the circumstancessomething which will definitely raise eyebrows.

Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei has passed away suddenly,” the state-owned Belta reported on Saturday.

Makeiwho had served in his post for 10 سنوات – attended a conference of the Collective Security Treaty Organizationa military alliance of several post soviet statesearlier this week in Yerevan.

He was due to meet Lavrov on Monday.

The foreign minister had been on the spearhead of trying to warm up relations with the West before massive protests in 2020.

Lukashenko crushed an uprising after he was claimed to have lost the first round of votingonly to then be declared with win with 81 per cent of the vote.

It was a move that saw him secure total power in elections widely condemned as blighted by corruption.

Makei abruptly changed his stance and soon took a new tough line on the West.

And before Putin’s invasion, while he blamed the West for stoking tensionshe vowed there would be no attack on Ukraine from Belarus.

بعد أيام فقط, Putin’s troops stormed through his country and invaded northern Ukraine.

We are shocked by the reports of the death of the Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei,” Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova posted in her Telegram channel.

Official condolences will be published soon.

Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, who retained power despite the protests of 2020, also expressed his condolences.

Exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, commenting on the minister’s death called Makei a traitor to the Belarusian people.

“في 2020, Makei betrayed the Belarusian people and supported tyranny,” said Tsikhanouskaya.

This is how the Belarusian people will remember him.

Belarus is located between Ukraine, روسيا, Lithuania, Latvia and Polandand has been hosting Russian troops since Putin invaded Ukraine.

It is feared Putin could even attempt to deploy nuclear weapons there should he seek to escalate the invasion.