Russian President Vladimir Putin says the sanctions are having a positive effect on his country.
“This is the time, to seize this opportunity to become self-sufficient in economics and technology,” he said.
At the same meeting, Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed that the ongoing negotiations between Russia and Ukraine are moving in a positive direction.
“There have been some definite positive developments,” Putin said during talks with Belarussian President Alexander Lukashenko. Russian officials who took part in the negotiations informed me.
Russia-Ukraine negotiators sit in third round of talks on Belarus border A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and his Ukrainian counterpart Kulebar ended on Thursday without a decision.