He said this today at the State Council meeting, Censor.NET informs citing RIA Novosti.
"Of course, these problems will be overcome. We are only perplexed by the position of our partners from Kyiv. Without their consent these events would not have happened - it is obvious and clear. They talk about the need to return Crimea back to Ukraine and torment people, acting the opposite way. Well, this is their choice," Putin said.
"I would like to say a few words about the need to ensure sustainable operation of power generation source in Crimea in connection with the energy blockade of the peninsula. We are in constant contact with the government and I also talked to the leadership of the region," Putin added.
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