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MOSCOW, October 7 (Itar-Tass) —— A Kremlin source has confirmed reports that State Secretary of the Union State of Russia and Belarus Pavel Borodin might soon leave his post.
“The rotation principle is applicable to all state servants, including those who work on governing bodies of the Union State,” the source said. “This principle is applicable to Borodin as well.”
The source however refused to name a possible successor to Borodin.
Earlier in the day, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko confirmed reports about Borodin’s resignation. In his words, Borodin’s resignation was initiated by the Russian side. “We did not initiate this process,” he told a news conference in Minsk.
He described Borodin as a “very experienced politician” and a “very professional man” and said he could find him a new job, possibly in Belarus, if need be. “We will be glad to take him on,” the Belarusian leader said.
Borodin, who will turn 65 on October 25, has been occupying his post in the Union State of Russia and Belarus since 2000. Before that, he was Kremlin property manager.