NATO don’t know, did Putin and Clinton, the entry of Russia into the Alliance in 2000
Such a statement in a staff-apartment of the block is made after the words of the Russian President in an interview with Oliver stone that he offered bill Clinton to consider the possibility of Russia’s membership in NATO.
BRUSSELS, June 3. /Offset. TASS Denis Dubrovin/. The NATO leaders are not aware of, and discussed whether Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President bill Clinton in 2000, the possibility of Russia joining the North Atlantic Alliance. This was reported by TASS in the headquarters unit.
“We have no information about it,” said the Alliance in response to a request to comment on Putin’s statement in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone. The Russian President said that he had invited Clinton to consider the possibility of Russia joining NATO.
“I remember one of our last meetings with President Clinton, even when Clinton was President. He came to Moscow, and I in the discussion said, “Well, can see that Russia can join NATO”. Clinton replied: “Well, well, I’m not against” — said Putin stone for his new project — a series of conversations with the Russian leader.
The Russian President stressed that in this moment “the entire American delegation was very nervous”. On the proposal of stone’s to apply Putin laughed.
A fragment of the film “Interview with Putin” (The Moscow Interviews) was circulated on Saturday, the us newspaper Politico. Fully the film will be shown from 12 to 15 June on the cable channel Showtime (a division of CBS).
According to information from the various Western and Russian sources, the question about the possibility of Russia’s membership in NATO in order to eliminate the possibility of renewed conflict in Europe raised in closed diplomatic consultations between Russia and the United States over the last 30 years at least twice — first in the early 90-ies, then in the early 2000s.