“This year, within the framework of the state program for the development of the defense industrial complex, financing will begin for the modernization of the Crimean defense enterprises, the funds will be spent on updating technological lines, training new professional personnel and raising the level of skills of specialists employed in the Crimean defense industry,”President said at the meeting of the military industrial complex in Naberezhnye Chelny.
According to Oleg Bochkarev, chairman of the board of the Military Industrial College, “10 billion rubles to 2020 of the year will be allocated for this”.
At the same time, the President of the Russian Federation noted that the Crimean enterprises “have something to work on,” moreover, “there is a good perspective there.”
“And, of course, it is of fundamental importance that, apart from orders from the Ministry of Defense, the Crimean and Sevastopol defense enterprises receive civilian orders,” he said.
Putin added that "this topic has been repeatedly discussed with the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and this work should be continued."