One of the Steelworkers asked how long will the crisis in Ukraine, Putin called this a rhetorical question.
“We are patient people,” reminded the Russian leader, noting that this applies to Russian and Ukrainian, which are largely single people.
“How long will it last? I do not know. It depends on the people who are there in Ukraine – I live, how long they will be tolerated,” he said.
The President said that he expects that “over this time, God forbid, without bloodshed, in the course of democratic processes”.
He then turned to the current situation in the Republic: GDP for several years has reduced by a third, and revenues, for example, residents of Kharkiv already less than half the residents of Belgorod.
Ukraine has suffered more from their break, said the source of metallurgists. As an example, he cited the fact that Ukrainian industry is now do not know where to sell engines for helicopters of family “Mi”. Russia switched to domestic engines for military vessels instead of the Ukrainian President said. In addition, many employees of Ukrainian companies have moved to live and work in Russia, Putin continued.
More or less effectively continues to work only agriculture, he said. However, he warned that the industry after appearing in Ukraine, GMOs can fail.
“We would like to restore cooperation in General, there all is not lost,” he finished on a good note, the President.