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Putin loses influence in CIS: Foreign Ministers of Commonwealth ‘approve’ new sanctions against Russia

At the summit of foreign ministers in Bishkek, the representatives of the CIS did not want to condemn new sanctions against Russia and sign the relevant document. Thus, President Putin has no effect on the policy of the Commonwealth any more.

Referring to his sources, a political scientist Karl Volokh wrote that at the summit of foreign ministers of CIS member states held in Bishkek, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Moldova refused to sign a document condemning the sanctions by the EU, the United States, and several other members of the international community against Russia due to the events in Ukraine. That is, Russian President Vladimir Putin no longer dictates his terms to the community, Joinfo.ua informs.

"Thus, these countries supported Ukraine, showing the international community the long known fact – there is no longer a special zone of influence of Russia in the post-Soviet space!" Volokh writes.