The President of Belarus admitted that he has a certain tension with the Russian leader, because both are strong personalities.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko, in the program of Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon, called Russian President Vladimir Putin his elder brother.
“I consider Vladimir Vladimirovich my elder brother, I sincerely consider my brother. But not in the sense that you are an elder, we are no younger ones here. No. You are really an elder brother in terms of age and [political] weight. <…> The elder brother should help, support, suggest. Not to set up, but support,” Lukashenko said.
The President of Belarus also admitted that he has a certain tension in his relationship with Putin.
“Yes, we have a certain tension, because we are both strong personalities, excuse my immodesty,” Lukashenkо said.