Putin: US backed terrorists in Chechnya politically and financially

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin: US backed terrorists in Chechnya politically and financially© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

USA supported terrorists in Chechnya politically and financially when the Federal troops were there campaign, said the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin.

«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 in an interview with the Director Oliver stone in the film shown on television channel Showtime.

Putin said that there was a time when he reported this to George Bush, showed him and called the names of employees of US intelligence, who worked in the Caucasus and «not just doing some kind of General political support, and provided technical support, was transferred there fighters from one place to another». «The reaction of the US President was very correct, very negative. He said, «I’ll handle this,» said the Russian head of state.

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