TBILISI, June 3 (RIA Novosti) - Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov said he saw no serious problems in Russia's relations with the CIS countries where "color revolutions" recently brought a change of power.
"We see no serious problems in relations with the countries that have gone through such processes, [namely] Georgia, Ukraine and Kyrgyzstan," Fradkov said at a press conference in Tbilisi.
According to him, bilateral contacts and the agreements that the Council of CIS Prime Ministers signed in Tbilisi today show how well Russia's relations with the CIS countries are developing.
"In the first quarter of 2005, Russia's trade with the CIS countries amounted to $13.5 billion. It is a substantial figure reflecting the level of cooperation," added the Russian premier.
According to Fradkov, Russia is ready to lift gradually barriers and bans in relations with the CIS countries.
"We still have enough barriers and bans of the kind... not only in relations with Moldova but also with other CIS countries, but we are working on it," Fradkov said to Moldovan reporters who asked him about Russia's ban on Moldovan imports.
"The general vector of our relations is integration, and this is what we will be guided by," the Russian premier said.
He continued that the agreement on gradually lifting limitations on counter trade up to 2012, signed on Friday, was crucial for overcoming problems within the CIS.