Russia PM visits Belarus as Lukashenko faces 4th week of protests

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has visited Minsk in an apparent show of support.

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has reshuffled his top security posts in what is widely being seen as a move to consolidate power.

It coincides with a visit from Russia’s prime minister.

Moscow says it is ready to send police to Belarus to help deal with the continuing protests.

Al Jazeera’s Priyanka Gupta reports.