Belarus has closed its borders with neighbors Lithuania and Poland amid what appears to be an attempted Color Revolution against the elected government. President Lukashenko won the August 9th election which featured some international observers though the European Union refused the invitation to send observers due to their fears of the coronavirus. The democratically elected Lukashenko refused to follow the rest of the world into panic over this year's coronavirus resulting in Belarus enjoying normalcy as the rest of Europe has fallen to totalitarianism despite growing popular protests against the loss of liberties.
Lithuania has gone as far as declaring failed candidate Svetlan Tikhanovskya their neighbor's President despite the overwhelming vote to the contrary. Russia, which shares a special "Union State" relationship with Belarus is standing by the democratic re-election of Lukashenko.