Aside from the connection that the Prince of the Torah, Rav Chaim Kanievsky zt”l, had with Rav Berland shlit”a, he had a special connection with Chasidut Breslov. Below are two testimonies about the connection of Rav Kanievsky with Chasidut Breslov.
Rav Binyamin Bergstein, the son of the Mashpia [spiritual mentor] Rav Shimon Bergstein zt”l relates:
“I was by him twenty years ago, and he said to me, ‘I testify in the name of the Chafetz Chaim: the excommunication which was on Chasidut from the Gaon [of Vilna] wasn’t intended about Breslov.’
“I told him that I feel in learning Likutey Moharan that I receive fear of Heaven.
“He answered, saying, ‘Certainly’ and even repeated this several times as if there’s nothing to talk about [i.e. there’s no doubt] regarding the greatness of Rabbeinu.”
Mayor of Beitar Ilit, Rav Meir Rubenstein relates: