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Putin : Post-Soviet space policy is a major part of Russia foreign policy

by YCPress

Russian President Vladimir Putin stated on the 22nd that post-Soviet space policy is a major part of Russia’s foreign policy. Russia is highly concerned about the recent turbulence in related countries in the region and hopes for related issues. Can be properly resolved.

When attending the 17th Valday International Debating Club Annual Meeting in the form of video connection on the 22nd, Putin said that Russia and relevant countries in the post-Soviet space have in-depth economic cooperation and cultural exchanges, and they are fluent in the same language.

A common cultural space. Russia and related countries also share a common history and have jointly won the victory against fascism. The predecessors used their blood to coagulate their special relationship. Therefore, no matter how the international situation evolves, the commonality of interests will always prevail.

Putin stated that Russia must be very cautious about the increasing independence of relevant countries in the post-Soviet space and avoid “instructions” and “money” to interfere in the internal affairs of these countries.

Putin also talked about some turbulent situations that have occurred in the Soviet space in the near future. He said that Russia pays more attention to the mediation of conflicts in the Nagorno-Karabakh (Naka) region “more than any other country.”

He maintains close communication with the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia, hoping to find a solution to the Naka conflict. Political and diplomatic channels. The situation in Belarus is still unstable, but Russia will not interfere in Belarus affairs, hope other countries will not interfere, and should not create conflicts in Belarus for self-interest or impose certain decisions on the Belarusian people. 

The recent turbulent situation in Kyrgyzstan worries Russia, but Russia will not intervene in Kyrgyzstan affairs by supporting certain political forces in Kyrgyzstan. Russia hopes that Russia and Kyrgyzstan will continue to maintain friendly relations.

The post-Soviet space mainly refers to the republics of the former Soviet Union as Russia’s close neighbors, and is the priority of Russia’s geopolitics. 

The recent turbulence in many countries in the post-Soviet space has caused widespread concern in the international community. Due to dissatisfaction with the results of the Belarusian presidential election on August 9, large-scale protests have occurred in Belarus. 

A new round of conflict broke out between Armenia and Azerbaijan on September 27 over the issue of the ownership of Naka. Dissatisfied with the preliminary results of the parliamentary elections held on October 4, Kyrgyzstan’s many losing parties staged protests, leading to the resignation of President Reenbekov.