"It was Russia that made unacceptable steps: the war in the Donbas, economic pressure. That’s why we were forced to make that decision. Our exports to Europe and Asia are growing. We become even stronger because of the severance," the head of the government said.
According to the prime minister, it is necessary to boost manufacture in Ukraine in order to develop national product.
"I am glad that we have got rid of our dependence on Russia. We have our own immense potential," he added.