Speaking at the economic forum in St. Petersburg, the Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated that there was no Russian army in the Donbas and Russia was not arming the insurgents, Joinfo.ua reports.
In addition, Putin said that Ukraine should start economic rehabilitation of the Donbas.
Debate began and the first question to Putin was about Ukraine.
Putin: we are talking about what happened, but we do not say why it happened.
Putin: we are not arming anybody in the Donbas. Weapons appeared there only when the Armed Forces of Ukraine started killing non content people.
Putin: Kyiv should start rehabilitation of economy of the Donbas. The thesis "we have no money" does not work if they believe it belongs to Ukraine.
Putin: the cause of many problems in the world is that someone is trying to fill the entire world with themselves, making it unipolar.