"We have no interest in confrontation and we don't want one, least of all with such a global power as the United States. But it appears our partners haven't noticed how quickly the world is changing, and where it is heading. They continue their destructive and plainly mistaken policy."
"…among the U.S. ruling class there are a lot of people who are too taken with the idea of their exceptionalism, of their supremacy over everyone else. Of course, it's their right to think whatever way they want. But can they count? I'm sure they can. Let them count the range and speed of the weapons systems we are
developing. That's all we ask."
"Let them count, and then after that take the decisions which could create additional threats for our country. And which, of course, would lead to reciprocal actions from Russia whose security will be reliably and unconditionally assured
"In that case, we will be forced, and I want to underline this, forced to take both reciprocal and assymetrical measures."
"Russia will be forced to create and deploy types of weapons which can be used not only in respect of those territories from which the direct threat to us originates, but also in respect of those territories where the centers of decision-making are located for using the rocket systems that are threatening us."
"We hope… the European Union will take real steps to restore normal political and economic relations with Russia."
"I am asking the central bank and law enforcement to bring order to the microlending market in the shortest possible time frame … social support should reach every single family (in need)."
"We need a high rate of economic growth. Only that way can we beat poverty, and ensure a stable and noticeable rise in incomes for our citizens… The government and central bank should bring inflation back within the target range."
"To achieve the massive targets before the country, we must get rid of everything that is restricting the freedom and initiative of business… Honest businesses should not be the subject of criminal prosecution."
"We should speed up the modernization of infrastructure… This has huge significance for strengthening the structure of the state… for the economic growth of the entire Russian state… This year, the railway link across the Crimean bridge will start… This will allow us to significantly develop both Crimea and Sevastopol."