Russian President Vladimir Putin said that U.S. intelligence agencies helped the militants in Chechnya and ignored related protests in Moscow. He told this in an interview, which was shown in the film directed by Oliver stone “Interview with Putin” on Showtime Monday, June 12.
“When we started to have problems in Chechnya, the North Caucasus, unfortunately, the Americans have supported these processes,” — said the Russian President. According to him, Russia is counting on assistance from the United States, but instead found that us intelligence agencies are engaged in support of terrorists.
“If to speak about political support, it needs no proof. It was done publicly, openly. As for operational support, financial — we have such evidence and, moreover, some of them we even presented our American colleagues,” Putin said.
“We have a completely strong opinion, then, that our American partners on the words talking about the support of Russia, about the need for cooperation fighting terrorism, and in fact use these terrorists for the buildup of the political situation in Russia”, — said the Russian leader.
Putin also recalled the reaction of former U.S. President George Bush, when he called him names who worked in the Caucasus of American intelligence officials and provided technical support for the militants. “He said he was very negative about this and can deal with it”, — said the head of Russia.
In addition, Putin recalled an episode when Moscow received a letter from the CIA stating that Americans “feel entitled to maintain relations with all representatives of the opposition and will continue to do so”. The Russian President said that it was obvious that the letter we were talking about terrorist groups. “However, they are represented in the form of any opposition,” said Putin.
The premiere of the film “Interview with Putin” (The Moscow Interviews), dedicated to the President of Russia, took place on Showtime June 12. In Russia, the picture will show the First channel. The film, in which four of the series, will be broadcast from 19 to 22 June.