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Government works well, should focus on problems - Putin

April 19, 2014, 13:09 UTC+3 (Adds details) ¶ NOVO-OGAREVO
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NOVO-OGAREVO, April 19, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is satisfied with work of the government, but says it should focus on problematic issues.

“The Russian government under the conditions of a rather complicated international economic situation has managed to retain a positive dynamics of development,” he said during a meeting with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. “Though we have been watching in many European countries a stagnation and even dropping of indexes to the zero level, and some went to the negative, the Russian government still managed to demonstrate a positive growth, positive dynamics.”

The president continued noting the government “has fulfilled all social obligations.”

Putin stressed the achieved results were “not everything the government has planned.

“Generally speaking, quite a lot positive has been done, but, naturally, like in any other big work - we need to focus on problematic issues and to overcome the problems we are facing, to move forward in development of our economy and social sphere,” Putin said.

The meeting between Putin and Medvedev was organized on the eve of the prime minister’s annual report to the State Duma, due April 22.

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