At the III Central Asia Conference of the Valdai Discussion Club, Deputy Head of the Russian Foreign Ministry Mikhail Galuzin did not rule out that a number of Central Asian countries will join the anti-Russian sanctions .
“Despite the coincidence of positions regarding the unacceptability and illegitimacy of unilateral economic restrictions, a number of Central Asian countries nevertheless do not want to bear the corresponding risks, they make it clear that they are ready to follow the restrictive measures western,” Galuzin said. at the conference.
According to him, the Russian side does not dictate the course of foreign policy to the states, if this does not contradict the obligations arising from the CIS, the EAEU and the CSTO.
Galuzin also noted that Central Asia is aware that the artificial destruction of ties with Russia can lead to serious damage that could exceed the costs of secondary sanctions.
A day earlier, it was reported that the leaders of the G7 countries at the upcoming summit in Hiroshima, Japan intended to announce tougher sanctions against the Russian Federation’s energy sector. In addition, new measures will be announced to prevent the circumvention of anti-Russian restrictions and to restrict exports.
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