MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko spoke about his personal relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the U.S. broadcaster NBC on the sidelines of the CIS summit in Astana, Kazakhstan on 14 October, BelTA has learned.
“Speaking about my personal relationship with President Putin, it was not always cloudless. We have argued, sometimes we've quarreled, but always we have been the utmost close friends and reliable partners. As I once said no one else has the same level of relations as those that exist between the presidents of Belarus and Russia. This is first. Secondly, our relationship has intensified and strengthened lately. We have absolute trust in each other. That's why we have practically no problems,” the Belarusian leader said.
The NBC journalist also asked the Belarusian head of state to describe the current state of Vladimir Putin, what he thinks about. "It's not what you think in the West and in the U.S. He is an absolutely reasonable, healthy, athletically fit person. You can see it externally. He is an absolutely reasonable person," the Belarusian president said.