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02 December 2021, 16:09

Lukashenko describes relations with Putin as brotherly

Vladimir Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko. An archive photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president – BelTA
Vladimir Putin and Aleksandr Lukashenko. An archive photo courtesy of the press service of the Russian president – BelTA

MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – Relations between Aleksandr Lukashenko and President of Russia Vladimir Putin are brotherly. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko made the relevant statement in a recent interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.

Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “We are blood brothers. It has been manifested vividly now. We see the main aspects of the world, the same problems in the same way. We look at this world with the same eyes. Yes, we can ruminate over it all in the head, thinking over things… We can sometimes make not quite the same conclusions. Our actions may be different. But our eyes see this world in the same way.”

“I am sure of it, particularly recently. And we truly look very deeply into some things. And I see that we look at these things with the same eyes. We have very kind relations,” the head of state added.

During the interview Aleksandr Lukashenko also mentioned that after the presidential election in Belarus in 2020 the Russian head of state acted not simply as an ally but a genuine friend and a true person.

According to the Belarusian leader, there can be moments when the two presidents get disappointed by each other. “I used to be disappointed until our true enemies hit President Putin and I on the head once again. And we understood that time had come to stand back to back and fire back,” Aleksandr Lukashenko said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko previously cautioned that such times would come at the height of the oil dispute with Russia. “Back then I said: you'll see, time will come when we stand back to back and fire back. Did it come true?” the president said.

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