The leadership of Ukraine, which operated until 2014, was forced to take Crimea than to invest in it, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. According to national leader, this was done in connection with the difficult economic situation in the country, reports TASS.

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The statement of the head of state said during a meeting with workers of shipbuilding plant “Zaliv” in Kerch. Putin recalled a conversation with former Prime Minister of Ukraine. The Russian leader then asked why the Ukrainian authorities have taken the Crimea the money. The reply was that the choice of the officials there.

“He says: “We are forced to take out more than to give in order to support other regions of Ukraine”, – said the President.

Putin stated that this action was brought Crimea into decline. The national leader noted that the Ukrainian government was forced to do it due to the difficult economic situation in the country.

Earlier, as reported “the Rambler”, the Ukrainian expert Mikhail Gonchar said that in the case of the Russian-Ukrainian military confrontation Kerch bridge will be destroyed, and troops of the Russian army, caught in the trap will be destroyed within 36 hours.