Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin has also asked Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz to organize a meeting with US President Donald Trump, media reported.
Putin called the events in February 2014 in Ukraine "armed coup" one more time and explained the actions of the Russian army at the peninsula.
In contrast to previous phone-ins, this year Putin has called on regional leaders and ministers to stand by to go on live with the president to address nitty-gritty questions.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrives today in China for a three-day state visit and will attend the Qingdao Summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation this weekend.
Responding to a question about a possible third World War, Putin said during his annual call-in show that the idea of a nuclear war should ward off such a conflict. The consortium that oversees the project said last month it was starting preparatory work off Germany's Baltic coast.
"The 13 people indicted are accused of an elaborate plot to disrupt the USA election that allegedly included running a huge social media campaign from their headquarters in St. Petersburg, dubbed the "'troll farm".
Such restrictions "will gradually be dissolved", Putin said.
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"Did they annex Crimea?"
Putin had another "I told you so" message for Russian businessmen, saying he had previously warned them about the risks of keeping their assets overseas, and that they were now being persecuted by countries such as Britain.
Russian President Vladimir Putin, center, arrives to host his annual "Direct Line" call-in show in Moscow, June 7, 2018.
It came in for criticism from its allies for being among the minority of European Union member countries that did not expel any Russian diplomats over the poisoning of the former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal. The Skripals were in critical condition for weeks before recovering.
Putin also said the government will be looking to streamline the tax system in order to fight poverty, but denied speculation that Russian Federation was considering abandoning its flat-rate income tax.
Russian Federation also rejects the allegations against Mutko, and Putin implied keeping him in the government was an issue of loyalty.
"I hope that things will not come to that", Putin said ominously. "We have started on the trajectory toward robust economic growth in Russian Federation". He described it as modest but said he is confident that future "growth is guaranteed".
In March this year, the defense ministry said a total of 2,954 Russian troops in Syria had voted in presidential polls, giving an idea of current numbers. Although polls show that Putin remains popular, the fact that he first became president 18 years ago means the Kremlin needs to ward off any public fatigue with the leader.