Ambassador Andrei Sannikov might be most well-known for his vocal criticism of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, but the exiled politician is also an accomplished author, human rights advocate, and negotiator. As a former Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus, what insights can he provide on the strategic alliance between Belarus and Europe?

Hear a special presentation from Ambassador Sannikov, where he explores the complicated and tight-knit relationship between President Lukashenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin, and what their relationship means for the greater question of security in Eastern Europe and the ongoing war in Ukraine.

About Ambassador Sannikov:

Ambassador Sannikov is a Belarusian politician, diplomat, and activist with decades of experience in international relations, diplomacy, and human rights advocacy. He is also a former Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus and 2010 presidential candidate. He is a committed advocate for democracy, human rights, and freedom in Belarus. Full bio and CV here.

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