Following the annexation of Crimea to Russia, the international events and the behavior of some European countries and the United States became the source of many difficulties in the Russian economy, said press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov in an interview .
According to him, these difficulties have affected the whole country, in all regions. However, Peskov urged not to exaggerate the price you have to pay for joining the Peninsula to all Russians. He called it “feasible”.
“Obviously, it is obvious that the events and international behavior of some countries in the West, in Europe and in the United States that followed the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, they brought a lot of difficulties for our economy. And it’s not Moscow, not St. Petersburg, Kaliningrad, and the whole country, all regions,” Peskov said.
“Those are the challenges, this is the price I guess that we all do have to pay for… It’s not a victory, you know, what happened with Crimea. It is here that the historical turn, it is rather, perhaps, the salvation of an entire people. The reunification of people with their country. And for this we pay the price. Whether this price? I will say this, it is quite feasible for the Russian Federation. Needless to exaggerate alarmist to exaggerate the size of this price?” — rhetorically asked the press Secretary and said that from his point of view, it would be absurd.
“Bad is what is happening in economic terms. In General, it’s probably negative. But oddly enough it has a positive side. You know the positive side, in terms of the notorious import substitution. Which actually starts to work. In terms of breakthrough in agriculture. In terms of productivity. Far from sufficient, but the process went, we could not be moved during the fattening oil money”, — explained his idea of the Sands.
Full interview Peskov will be released on TV and will be published on Sunday, March 19.