Putin spoke about Russia's achievements in the nuclear sphere
According to Putin, the new project on high energy density physics in the center is important for Russia's defense capability.
"I understand how important this is for the economy, for the national economy, and for improving the country's defense capability, I am familiar with some achievements in this area," the president said.
At a meeting with scientists, Vladimir Putin said that the conflict in Ukraine was provoked by ill-wishers, including to limit the development of Russia. The Head of State recalled his visit to the city in 2014. Then, he said, the country's detractors were only taking the first steps in attempts to limit the technological sovereignty of the state.