Putin: Russia will fulfill its economic obligations to partners
Russia's President Vladimir Putin assures that Russia has no bad intentions towards neighboring countries, stressing that Moscow only responds to other countries' negative actions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin called Friday on neighboring countries not to escalate or abuse relations with Moscow.
Putin stressed that Russia will continue to develop and will work to strengthen the transport and logistics infrastructure throughout the country, despite the difficulties it is facing.
He pointed out that states refusing to cooperate will harm themselves and will harm Russia. In that case, however, Moscow will have to modify some projects, acquire additional competencies, and implement additional projects.
Russia will fulfill its economic obligations
The Russian president also stressed that Russia will fulfill all its economic obligations to foreign partners.
Commenting on the exit of a number of foreign companies from Russia, Putin noted that the rejection of foreign partners for joint projects with Russia causes some damage, but the goals that have been set will be achieved.
In addition, Putin assured that Russia has no bad intentions towards the neighboring countries.
"We do not have any [bad intentions], we have always talked about it, we do not have any bad intentions towards our neighbors," the Russian president said at the ceremony of raising the Russian flag on the Marshal Rokossovsky ferry.
Russia only responds to other countries' negative actions, Putin mentioned.
Putin meets Lukashenko
This comes following Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko dicussions on the course of Russia's operation in Ukraine during a phone conversation, a Kremlin statement said.
Putin told his counterpart that the tasks of the operation in Ukraine, which are being carried out in accordance with the plan, will be implemented in full, the statement read.
"Some issues related to the second round of talks between representatives of Russia and Ukraine that took place the day before in Belarus were also touched upon. [The sides] agreed on further contacts," the Kremlin added.
Peskov: Negotiations should be conducted in silence
In the same context, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov affirmed that Moscow is convinced that the negotiations between Russia and Ukraine should be conducted in silence and not be subject to public disclosure.
Commenting on the possibility of a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, he noted that it is now the turn for negotiations between the delegations of the two countries.
"There is an opportunity for the delegations to communicate clearly to each other without unnecessary intermediaries ... the elements of our position have been brought to the attention of the Ukrainian side," Peskov told reporters.
There are currently no talks about any documents, Peskov noted, adding that the talks provide an opportunity to convey Moscow's vision of solving the problem to Kiev.