Qtile: Keybindings not working when a Cyrillic keyboard layout is chosen

I have an issue with Qtile in a virtual machine. When I activate a Cyrillic keyboard layout, the keybindings which use letter keys stop working. I tried setting up parallel keybindings which use Cyrillic letters, but it didn’t work.

How can I use my keybindings regardless of the active layout?

It would be pretty frustrating if I could only use keybindings in specific layouts, since keybindings are so important in tiling window managers.

I’m using Qtile on ArcoLinux. I apologize for posting a question which isn’t about Manjaro, but I think this issue isn’t Arco-specific.