ASTANA, October 14. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said the events in Ukraine hadn’t affected the formats of Russia’s cooperation with its partners in the CIS.
"All formats work. Our allies and partners want to work in these formats. Nothing changes in that sense. We pay attention to some events related to relations between Azerbaijan and Armenia, to what is happening between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. We are all well aware of this. Of course, the partners are interested in the future development of relations in the Russian-Ukrainian area," he told reporters, noting it was "a subject for discussion."
"It’s true. There’s nothing unexpected here and I inform our partners in detail about this, tell them our point of view. But that doesn’t affect the nature, the quality and the depth of Russia's relations with these countries in any way," Putin said.