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Friction between Belarus and Russia.

The European Union had threatened a new wave of sanctions on Belarus in the context of the migrant crisis unfolding on the Belarus-Poland border. In response, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said he could cut gas supplies from Russia to Europe. On Shabbos (9 Kislev 5782) Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his surprise noting that the Belarus President had not mentioned this to him and that such a move would not "further good relations with Belarus as a transit country".