What force on Earth, barring some common enemy living in a supervolcano, could bring these two together? Apparently, Seagal has family ties to Belarus -- family he presumably doesn't speak to very often, or else he'd be too busy rescuing them to hang out with their oppressor. On the contrary, Lukashenko is someone he's "long dreamed of meeting," and not to karate chop him in the face. During their get-together, Lukashenko greeted him with gifts of melons and carrots, which is either a traditional Belarusian party favor or a mad dictator seeing how much crazy bullshit he can get a movie star to eat.
"Feed the Seagal" is a popular game in Belarus.
When gently confronted with Lukashenko's long record of human rights abuses, Seagal brushed off the accusations as rumors, commenting that "Every single president I know, and I know many, there are rumors about all of them." Sure, we all know there are wingnuts who still think Bush did 9/11, but when your carrot-slinging friend has been subjected to actual EU sanctions, it might be time for some quiet reflection. But hey, we all have soft spots -- Seagal's happens to be for vicious autocrats. The formal martial artist has a history of being entirely too forgiving of Eastern European baddies. He's also chummy with Russian "President" Vladimir Putin, recalling that "the first time I went to his home, I walked in and saw a life-sized statue of Kano Jigoro, who is the founder of judo, so I was immediately taken and impressed and really wanting to get to know this man deeper and deeper." Evidently, there's not a lot Seagal isn't willing to overlook to have someone take him seriously.