Russia will reduce expenses for defense. Putin, Russia’s President, said it at the meeting with presidential candidates, Interfax reports.
As to Putin, the reduction of expenses will not result in Russia’s defensive capacity weakening. Putin assured that “basic expenses were made for new armament systems within previous years”.
According to the Russian President, existing developments should be “raised to their logical conclusion”. He has not mentioned these developments yet.
Putin added that he intends to build constructive relations with all the states, and all the issues should be solved in a political-diplomatic way.
Earlier, Russia is tightening the military infrastructure by the border with Ukraine.