“The transition in trade with our partners to the national currency, to rubles, also makes itself felt.

You have said many times in the past that this needs to be done.

The situation objectively developed in such a way that we did it.

Not to the detriment of our partners, I would like to emphasize this.

Not to the detriment of our partners.

Fulfilling all our obligations, ”said the Russian leader, quoted by RIA Novosti.

There is nothing new here for Russia and Belarus, Putin stressed: Moscow and Minsk have been trading in national currencies for a long time.

Earlier, the director of the fourth department of the CIS countries of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Denis Gonchar, spoke about the transition to settlements in national currencies with Armenia and Azerbaijan.