Aleksey Kudrin, Chairman of the Strategic Developments Centre called Vladimir Putin at the meeting of the economic council panel to reduce geopolitical tension. He believes it would help the Russian economy. Kudrin tried to convince Putin that Russia should be built in the international technological chains. Putin refused from the proposal and claimed that it's not Russia that initiated this conflict and added that he was not going to trade sovereignty. Putin also stated that one should not increase tension and fall for provocations.