Putin asked the Russian business does not hurry with the withdrawal from Ukraine
President Vladimir Putin at a Congress of the Russian Union of Industrialists and entrepreneurs raised the issue of the fate of assets of Russian businessmen in Ukraine.
About it told RBC three participants of the event. One of the businessmen asked the President a question about whether or not now sell Ukrainian assets, given the difficult relations between Moscow and Kiev. Who exactly asked a question, the interlocutors RBC did not specify. The meeting was held behind closed doors and lasted about an hour.
Question about whether to sell assets in Ukraine and expect that the situation will change for the better, retells one of the participants. In response, Putin “said that while there is hope for normalization of relations, you can wait”. But that was not the indication from the President, but only his assessment: “Each person must decide for themselves, based on the situation,” — says the interlocutor of RBC. “He [Putin] also said that there [in Ukraine] in the financial and banking sector pressure felt — one situation, and in the industrial asset may be different. But nevertheless, his assessment was: “to Suffer, to understand how the events develop”, — says the participant of the meeting.
According to another source, Putin encouraged Russian businessmen to sell Ukrainian assets. The President made it clear that the government there may change, but business and Ukraine will remain, retells the content of the discussion is a businessman.
Another participant interprets the message of the President: “they have to make a decision.”