Putin: soon everyone will understand that Russia does not pose any threat

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin: soon everyone will understand that Russia does not pose any threat© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

Soon everyone will understand that Russia is not a threat is posed or the Baltic or Eastern European countries, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with Director Oliver stone in the film shown on television channel Showtime.

The Russian President noted that NATO is a threat, «the threat is that when NATO comes to a country, as a rule, the political leadership of this country and the population may not affect the accept NATO decisions, including the deployment of military infrastructure, including, for example, and the setting is very sensitive weapons systems, including missile defence.»

«Now there is a certain strengthening of American influence in Europe, including at the expense of Eastern European countries, because they are still in the paradigm of confrontation to another dominant in the former Soviet Union, it shifted everything in today’s Russia. But sooner or later it will end. Can triggered the crisis, say, in Ukraine, to initiate such an attitude to Russia as a possible aggressor. But all the same, very soon everyone will understand that there is no threat from Russia is not coming neither the Baltic countries nor Eastern European, nor even some more distant in Western Europe», — Putin said.

The interview was recorded from July 2015 to February 2017.

He added that «as the strengthening of this understanding will increase the desire to strengthen its sovereignty and protect its national interests».

«Always felt some external pressure, I assure you, no one is happy. It once it is over. Better if it is quiet in normal dialogue. Of course, again, you can escalate the threat in the Asian region due to North Korea, at the expense of some other countries», — said the Russian President.

In his opinion, a more popular approach in the future will be «moving to another paradigm, another philosophy of relations between the two countries, which must be respect for the interests of other peoples, their sovereignty, and not just bullying some sort of external threat, which resist only with the help of the United States.»

«This paradigm will end», he added.