Donetsk, Dec 21 — DAN.  It is time for America and Europe to stop fooling around while waiting for Russia’s downfall, President Vladimir Putin said at a session of the Presidential Council for Strategic Development and National Projects on Thursday.

“I want to note that we’re not shutting ourselves off from the American Continent, North America, USA and Canada, or from European countries. It’s time they stopped fooling around while waiting for our downfall, ” Putin said in comments on successful export promotion measures.

Russian authorities are currently helping domestic companies to switch over to promising partners in Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Eurasian Economic Union, he said.*jk