Russia tired of hearing West's 'this is none of your concern' in Ukraine discussions - Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is tired of the way Western partners have been holding the discussions over Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is tired of the way Western partners have been holding the discussions over Ukraine.

"'This is none of your concern.' We are already tired of this form of holding a discussion - no discussion," Putin said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.

Russia offered a dialogue but in reply - no consultations, only slogans, he said.

"Mr. Ulyukayev, who is now present here, a respectable man, speaks fairly good English, with an absolutely market-oriented brain, one of our best specialists on economics, went to hold these consultations. Ask him later - no consultations, just slogans," Putin said.

"Look: they committed a coup, they do not want to talk to us. What thoughts are we having? The next step - Ukraine is in NATO. We were never asked about it, and as the practice of the past two decades has shown, there is no dialogue: it is none of your business, none of your concern," the Russian president said.

"We say: 'A military infrastructure is approaching our borders'. 'Don't worry, it is not against you'. It means that tomorrow Ukraine can find itself in NATO, and after tomorrow it could host elements of the U.S. missile defense system. No one ever talks to us on this topic either. They are saying again: 'This is not against you, this is none of your concern'," Putin said.

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