Belarus’ Lukashenko struggles to disembark private jumbo jet – watch | World | News
, 2022-11-25 06:54:00
Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko struggled to disembark his private jumbo jet after landing in Yerevan for a meeting with Vladimir Putin. The 68-year-old made heavy weather of descending the stairs on arrival with his appearance sparking speculation over his health.
Lukashenko made slow progress down the aircraft steps, appearing unsteady as he gripped the handrail for support.
Shuffling down step by step, the Belarusian strongman kept welcoming Armenian dignitaries waiting on the tarmac.
Lukashenko’s mobility struggles come as the Kremlin look to debunk rumours of Putin’s ill health.
Putin is a key ally of Lukashenko with Minsk and Moscow cooperation on the invasion of Ukraine.
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The Russian leader is suspected to be struggling with an undisclosed health condition, something strongly denied by the Kremlin.
Recent public appearances by Putin have only strengthened rumours over his health with experts noticing what appear to be injection marks on his hands.
Back in April, a viral video showed Putin appearing to shake uncountably during a meeting with Lukashenko, leading to concerns the Russian strongman was suffering from Parkinson’s disease.
Putin is known to be putting pressure on Lukashenko to fully commit to the Russian operation in Ukraine but Polish military analyst Dr Jacek Raubo argued the Belarussian dictator is unwilling to risk his own hold on power in such a…
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