Posted 26 декабря 2022, 14:14

Published 26 декабря 2022, 14:14

Modified 27 декабря 2022, 01:47

Updated 27 декабря 2022, 01:47

Vladimir Putin told about the disagreements in the CIS

26 декабря 2022, 14:14
Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his speech at the opening of the informal CIS summit in St. Petersburg, stated the need to maintain stability in the region and acknowledged the existence of disagreements within the CIS.

According to the head of state, he sees the maintenance of security and stability in the region as the purpose of the existence of the CIS. Putin warned that the number of threats has been growing lately, and they come "primarily from outside".

"Unfortunately, we have to admit that there are also disagreements between the member states of the Commonwealth. The main thing, however, is that we are ready and will cooperate", - TASS quoted the president as saying. He stated the importance of finding solutions to emerging problems "together, together, providing each other with friendly assistance and mediation assistance," pointing out the importance of joint work of special services in countering terrorism, extremism, corruption and drug trafficking.

As Kommersant notes, a number of armed conflicts have occurred between the CIS countries in recent months. Clashes were recorded between the forces of Armenia and Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. In December, the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh significantly worsened. The problem was connected with the blocking of the Lachin corridor by the so-called Azerbaijani "eco-activists" who prevented the movement of people and goods to Karabakh. The blocking of the road has strained relations between Armenia and the Russian Federation: the Armenian authorities accused Russian peacekeepers of inaction, which led to the violation of citizens' rights and a shortage of medicines in the region.

Earlier it was reported that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan will participate in the meeting, but there are no plans for trilateral talks between them at this event with the participation of Russia.

Along with Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, the CIS also includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan is also an associate member of the organization. After the events of 2014, Ukraine announced its withdrawal from the CIS.