MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/.Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the opposition against using the country’s difficulties to score political points for their PR campaign and political hype.
"I’m ready to speak with anyone who is indeed committed to improving people’s lives and solving the country’s problems and not exploiting the current difficulties - and there are always enough difficulties everywhere - for one’s political PR or a tool for a PR campaign to capitalize on these difficulties in political terms by only deepening them," the president said during the annual televised question and answer session.
Putin compared the opposition with property management companies, saying that one of major problems is that they are intermediaries when the state transfers funds to those who provide services.
"They should be deprived of this right to be intermediaries in cash flows. The same thing goes for the opposition, in this respect they are not any better, they speculate on problems," the president said. "There is no need for speculation, they would better offering solutions."