MINSK, 2 December (BelTA) – Nikolai Lukashenko had a pistol shooting competition with President of Russia Vladimir Putin. Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko mentioned his son's prowess with guns in a recent interview with Dmitry Kiselyov, Director General of the Russian state news agency MIA Rossiya Segodnya, BelTA has learned.
Aleksandr Lukashenko said his son Nikolai's weapon skills are good. Nikolai Lukashenko competed with Vladimir Putin not so long ago. Putin's weapon skills are good, the Belarusian head of state noted.
“Did they shoot together?” Dmitry Kiselyov wondered.
“Yes, he and Putin went to the position together and fired,” the president confirmed. He clarified that Nikolai Lukashenko and Vladimir Putin had competed in pistol shooting.
Aleksandr Lukashenko admitted that the pistol is the heaviest weapon for him and the weapon he does not like most.
In his words, Nikolai Lukashenko can handle all the small arms and has training sessions two times per week. “Except for armored vehicles for now. He wants me to take him to a firing range. Well, I'll take him there one day,” the head of state added.