Watch: Russia's Putin plays ice hockey with Belarus president Lukashenko

The Belarusian leader's 17-year-old son Kolya scored four goals



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By Reuters

Published: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 6:31 PM

Last updated: Thu 30 Dec 2021, 6:32 PM

Russia's president Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart Alexander Lukashenko played for the same team. Putin scored seven goals and Lukashenko two goals.

The two presidents played the friendly match after bilateral talks broadcast on state television.

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Russia and Belarus plan to hold joint military drills in February or March 2022, President Vladimir Putin said earlier on Wednesday.

The planned exercises, on Belarusian territory, come amid unprecedented East-West tensions, with Russia demanding that NATO promise not to admit Ukraine, which borders both Russia and Belarus. Ukraine says Russia may be preparing an invasion, something Moscow had denied.


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