Putin in Belarus, eyeing next steps in Ukraine war


              An injured Ukrainian soldier receives first aid at a hospital in Donetsk region, Ukraine, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/LIBKOS)
            
              Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko enter a hall after their talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
            Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko talk during their meeting in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attend the talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) Russian President Vladimir Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko attend the talks in Minsk, Belarus, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022. (Pavel Bednyakov, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP) A Ukrainian soldier surrounded by cats stands against the background of damaged Russian military vehicles on Snake Island, in the Black Sea, Ukraine, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Russian troops occupied the island on the day of its invasion of Ukraine Feb. 24, and then withdrew several months later. (AP Photo/Michael Shtekel) In this photo released by State Emergency Service of Ukraine on Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, Ukrainian State Emergency Service firefighters work to extinguish a fire at an infrastructure facility after a Russian drone attack in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Pavel Petrov, SESU via AP) 
              A bartender prepares a drink using a headlamp at a restaurant illuminated by candle lights during a power outage in Kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)
Putin in Belarus, eyeing next steps in Ukraine war