Highlights

  • Putin and his Belarusian counterpart played ice hockey
  • 2 leaders played on same team as part of friendly match
  • The duo was joined by Russian hockey players & others

Latest news

IPL 2022 playoffs schedule, updated points table, orange and purple cap holders

IPL 2022 playoffs schedule, updated points table, orange and purple cap holders

IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Rajasthan beat Chennai by 5 wickets; RR confirms the 2nd spot on the points table

IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Rajasthan beat Chennai by 5 wickets; RR confirms the 2nd spot on the points table

Monkeypox reaches Germany, France, Belgium; WHO calls for emergency meet

Monkeypox reaches Germany, France, Belgium; WHO calls for emergency meet

Devastating floods in Assam affects over 7 lakh; rain warning for Kerala, Bengaluru

Devastating floods in Assam affects over 7 lakh; rain warning for Kerala, Bengaluru

IPL 2022: It's confirmed, MS Dhoni to return next season to lead Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2022: It's confirmed, MS Dhoni to return next season to lead Chennai Super Kings

Watch: Putin and Belarusian president join force in ice hockey rink

The two leaders played on the same team as part of the friendly match at the Strelna Arena in St. Petersburg's, with Putin wearing his customary number 11 jersey, and Lukashenko the number 1.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Belarusian counterpart, Alexander Lukashenko, played ice hockey together on Wednesday, taking a break from their talks on closer integration between their two countries.

The two leaders played on the same team as part of the friendly match at the Strelna Arena in St. Petersburg's, with Putin wearing his customary number 11 jersey, and Lukashenko the number 1.

They were joined by State Duma deputy Viacheslav Fedotov, the manager for the Russian national ice hockey team, Ilya Kovalchuk, the general director of the night hockey league, Alexei Kasatonov, and other ex-Soviet and Russian hockey players.

Also watch: Xi-Putin firm up China-Russia alliance in video summit amid US, EU pushback

The two presidents regularly join forces on the ice, keen to show off their friendship and sportsmanship.

They had no trouble overpowering their opponents this time, with the final score 18-7 in their favour, according to the Tass news agency.

Putin managed to hit the puck in the net seven times, while Lukashenko scored another two goals, Tass added.

Up Next

Watch: Putin and Belarusian president join force in ice hockey rink

Watch: Putin and Belarusian president join force in ice hockey rink

Monkeypox reaches Germany, France, Belgium; WHO calls for emergency meet

Monkeypox reaches Germany, France, Belgium; WHO calls for emergency meet

Unusual suspects: pup charged for 'getting lost' wins the internet

Unusual suspects: pup charged for 'getting lost' wins the internet

Watch: Canadian MP speaks in Kannada in Parliament

Watch: Canadian MP speaks in Kannada in Parliament

What is Voyager 1 trying to tell NASA? Engineers perplexed by mysterious signals

What is Voyager 1 trying to tell NASA? Engineers perplexed by mysterious signals

Covid-19 outbreak: here's what North Koreans have been told by Kim Jong Un regime

Covid-19 outbreak: here's what North Koreans have been told by Kim Jong Un regime

More videos

'Russian Hulk' pulled 3 choppers weighing 15.6 tons, set world record | Watch

'Russian Hulk' pulled 3 choppers weighing 15.6 tons, set world record | Watch

US approves $40 billion aid to Ukraine, Zelenskyy heaps praise on Biden

US approves $40 billion aid to Ukraine, Zelenskyy heaps praise on Biden

Canada bans Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G network

Canada bans Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G network

Russian soldier admits to war crime, Ukrainian widow confronts him

Russian soldier admits to war crime, Ukrainian widow confronts him

Explained: what is monkeypox, its symptoms and chances of human transmission

Explained: what is monkeypox, its symptoms and chances of human transmission

Is China building a second bridge on the Pangong Lake in Ladakh? See these satellite images

Is China building a second bridge on the Pangong Lake in Ladakh? See these satellite images

India calls out West, says food grains shouldn’t go the way of Covid vaccine

India calls out West, says food grains shouldn’t go the way of Covid vaccine

Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after Ukraine troops' mass surrender

Battle for Mariupol draws toward close after Ukraine troops' mass surrender

US confirms monkeypox infection in man who travelled to Canada

US confirms monkeypox infection in man who travelled to Canada

Baby formula shortage in US & why has Biden invoked Defense Production Act

Baby formula shortage in US & why has Biden invoked Defense Production Act

Editorji Technologies Pvt. Ltd. © 2022 All Rights Reserved.