Putin: Ukraine’s refusal from military-technical cooperation with Russia has created a new industry in Russia
The President also noted that Moscow is ready for cooperation in military-technical cooperation with Kiev, but terms that do not depend on Russia.
RYBINSK (Yaroslavl oblast), April 25. /TASS/. The termination of the Kiev military-technical cooperation with Moscow has led to the creation in Russia of a new industry. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin at a meeting of the Military-industrial Commission.
He said that by 2014 Russia purchased the ship engines for the needs of the defense industry in Ukraine, however, “not our fault, and cooperation broke up, and the possibility of cooperation with our Ukrainian partners disappeared.”
We were forced to engage in import substitution and, frankly, it’s useful for us from a technological point of view, because during this time — from December 2014 and today — we created virtually a new branch of science and a new industry proizvodstvenniy Putin
According to him, the result is the schedule for the construction of warships will be moved not 2 years as previously assumed, and by about half.
Putin also said that Russia is ready to return to cooperation with Ukraine on military-technical cooperation if the conditions for that are created.
He noted that cooperation in the field of creation of ship and aircraft engines with Ukraine was halted, after which Russia has established its own capabilities in this area.
“We will be ready, if possible, which does not depend on us, to return to cooperation with our partners in these areas, it is important to create the appropriate conditions”, — said the President.