Putin To Discuss Ukraine With Asian Allies In Dushanbe – 10 September 2014

RT logoThe Russian president is starting his visit to Tajikistan to take part in a major SCO summit, discussing ways to boost cooperation and also the political bloc’s policies regarding the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization unites Russia, China and ex-Soviet republics of Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, all of which are Russia’s allies in trade, politics and defense. Such regional majors as India and Iran hold observer status in the organization.

The combined population of SCO member-states amounts to 1.45 billion people, or a quarter of the world’s population.

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