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U.S. Potash Sanctions May Push Belarus Deeper into Putin’s Arms – by Evgenia Pismennaya, Yuliya Fedorinova and Aliaksandr Kudrytski (Bloomberg News – January 19, 2022) (Bloomberg) — U.S. sanctions against Belarus’s potash industry that have helped push fertilizer prices to record highs may also draw President Alexander Lukashenko’s regime more tightly into Russia’s embrace to survive the shock to its finances. While Lukashenko hasn’t yet asked Russia for support, the Kremlin expects the Belarusian leader to make an approach …

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