Europe should view Lukashenko in same terms as Putin

Belarussian dictator Alexander Lukashenko just won his fifth presidential "election" in a row. In response, the European Union is about to lift sanctions against him and those actively backing his regime. That's a reason for Russian President Vladimir Putin and his friends to take heart: They too can outlast sanctions without really changing anything. Once a populist former state farm manager and self-styled corruption fighter, Lukashenko actually won a fair election back in 1994. Neighboring Ukraine is on its fourth president since then, but Lukashenko has managed to hold on to power. Sunday's result, 83 percent, is the best in his career, and the support for...