President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko has predicted the imminent departure of Russian leader Vladimir Putin as head of state. His interview to the Ukrainian journalist Dmitry Gordon is available on YouTube.

The leader of Belarus expressed confidence that Putin will remain President until 2036. In his opinion, the Russian leader will find a successor.

“I will absolutely guarantee <…> Putin will not stay blue for power, he will find the place that came to power people or people who will continue the path of development of Russia, which exists now”, — said Lukashenko.

Earlier, Lukashenko told about his relationship with his Russian counterpart. Putin, he called his older brother and by age and political weight. Lukashenka also said that the older brother should always keep younger because it was taken in the village where he grew up.