Biden administration officials say moves against Russia over attempt to kill the Kremlin critic with novichok are in coordination with EU which imposed sanctions on four officials close to President Putin in response to Alexey Navalny’s jailing.
President Alexander Lukashenko has dismissed the protesters as Western puppets and threatened opposition leaders with criminal charges.
Organisers say "almost two million" people turned out for mammoth protest in a vehement show of opposition to proposed legislation that has stoked fears of expanding control from China.
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