The most important task of the Russian authorities is to preserve the life and health of citizens, however, this requires economic resources, therefore it is impossible to allow the economy to start “Go to bed,” said President Vladimir Putin at a meeting with entrepreneurs.
“Therefore, we must work in several directions at once. Of course, the most important task is to preserve the life and health of citizens, this is obvious. But it is also obvious that if the economy lays down, then there will be no resources to solve this most important task. In life, as usual, everything is very interconnected, ”TASS reports his words.
Before that, he noted that two problems affect the situation: the collapse of the oil market and the spread of coronavirus.
“The government is in constant contact with representatives of various organizations, business structures, business associations. We understand what is happening. But the purpose of today's meeting is to listen to you directly, to listen to your suggestions, ideas, assessments of what is happening. We are trying to respond accordingly. Everything that you say will be heard, ”Putin also said.
The President added that the Russian authorities are well aware that small and medium-sized businesses are in the most difficult situation in the current situation, and therefore support measures have been taken, RIA Novosti reports. .
“This package is pretty solid, all of it is set up to support the business in general and, especially, to support small and medium-sized businesses. We perfectly understand, we are aware that small and medium-sized businesses are, perhaps, in the most difficult situation, bearing in mind all the moments accompanying these two negative phenomena in the economy, ”Putin said.
On Thursday, Putin holds a meeting with the business community of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities where he can be asked questions about his proposed measures to support the economy and any problematic situations.
“A free conversation will take place,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
However, the journalists were not accredited to the event, the meeting is broadcast on television.
The day before, Vladimir Putin, during an appeal to citizens, said that the next week in the country would be inactive amid the situation with coronavirus. He also talked about measures to support small and medium-sized businesses.
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