The first President of Russia Boris Yeltsin regretted that chose his successor Vladimir Putin. The President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said the journalist Dmitry Gordon.

The day before yesterday, as reported by “the Rambler”, Gordon said that he had interviewed Lukashenko. Yesterday, he posted it on his YouTube channel “visiting Gordon”. During the conversation the journalist asked the Belarusian President, whether he understands why Yeltsin chose as his successor is Putin.

“I understand, but talking about it will not,” he said.

Lukashenko explained that the reluctance to meddle in the relations between Putin and Yeltsin. However, he said that Yeltsin is a very often lamented and regretted that chose the successor is Putin, and he, Lukashenka reassured him.

The President of Belarus knitted regret Yeltsin because he was power-hungry man, and Putin — “is not present”.

Yeltsin had hoped that Putin would consult with him in everything, and Putin did not. For this reason, between them there were first cracks. For example, Yeltsin was furious because of the failure of Putin’s military bases in Cuba and Vietnam.