Russian President Vladimir Putin said he is ready to resume military-technical cooperation with Ukraine, reports Lenta.ru.
"We are ready to resume this relationship at the first opportunity. Our cooperation in these areas depends on our partners, not us. It will be taken seriously when the relevant conditions are created for this,” he said at a meeting of the Military Industrial Commission.
It should be noted that during the meeting, Putin also said that Ukraine helped Russia to create a new industry by stopping the military-technical cooperation.
In 2014, the Russian Federation claimed that the break-up of cooperation with the defense industry of Ukraine would cost Russia 33 billion rubles or nearly a billion dollars.