PBS NewsHour

Tensions with Russia rise as Belarus heads to the polls

Clip: 08/08/2020 | 6m 29s Video has closed captioning.

Belarus voters will go to polls on Sunday in what has turned out to be a surprisingly competitive presidential election with longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko facing a challenge from a political novice. Over the last few weeks, the country’s relationship with its neighbor, Russia, has soured over allegations of election interference. Special Correspondent Simon Ostrovsky reports.

Aired: 08/08/20

Rating: NR

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