Russian and Azerbaijani presidents Vladimir Putin and Ilham Aliyev discussed by telephone the internal Ukrainian settlement, the Kremlin press service reported.

Considering Ilham Aliyev's recent visit to Ukraine, they discussed the problems of the internal Ukrainian settlement.

Vladimir Putin spoke about his contacts with the U.S. and its allies regarding the provision of guarantees ensuring Russia's security.

During the exchange of views on the recent events in Kazakhstan, they expressed satisfaction that the situation was quickly stabilized, in particular thanks to the presence of CSTO peacekeeping forces.

Sides confirmed further strengthening of the Russian-Azerbaijani strategic partnership.