According to him, the West rushed against Russia, including on the economic front, in order to destabilize the situation in our country, but the initiators of the sanctions punished themselves.
They caused price increases, plant closures, energy crises and job losses in their own countries.
At the same time, Western leaders wanted to undermine economic ties with Russian companies, disconnect our financial system from communication channels, deprive us of access to export markets, even resorting to “theft of our foreign exchange reserves” in an attempt to collapse the ruble. and cause destructive inflation.
“However, we ensure the stability of the economic situation in our country, we protect our citizens, we save jobs, we avoid a shortage in the market, including essential goods, we support the financial system and entrepreneurs,” Putin stressed.
The president also drew attention to the fact that a package of measures to support business and the economy for a total amount of about one trillion rubles was launched in March last year.
“RG” is an online text broadcast of the President’s address to the Federal Assembly.