On Wednesday, the head of state held a meeting with members of the government. Support for the regions was one of the main topics of the talks.
Russian President Vladimir Putin asked the Cabinet of Ministers to work out the main parameters of regional support programs as soon as possible. At the same time, the Russian leader drew attention to the fact that this issue requires a very serious approach.
Wanting to speed up the work of officials, Putin tasked them with preparing their proposals within two weeks, so that specific numbers could be voiced in a message to the Federal Assembly. He added that it is impossible to postpone the solution of this problem, because otherwise the support mechanisms may not work, the Tsargrad TV channel reports.
“Let’s just move quickly, that’s all,” the head of state summed up.
In addition, Vladimir Putin scolded some of the heads of the regions, who took a lot of commercial loans instead of budget ones and did not replace them in time. According to the president, in this way they drove the regional budgets into a trap, into which it would be better to place them.
In conclusion, Putin thanked the members of the government for their joint work and pointedly asked Deputy Prime Minister Alexei Overchuk to stay at his workplace for a few minutes. The head of state explained that he would like to discuss a certain issue with him personally.