Putin told stone about the situation in Syria and the Crimea

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Russian President Vladimir Putin said in an interview with Director Oliver stone about the development of the Ukrainian crisis, the annexation of Crimea to Russia, and how Russia will act in Syria.

The third episode of stone, is based on interviews with Putin, was shown on the American channel Showtime. The interview was recorded from July 2015 to February 2017.

The attention of the CIA

Putin said that the Central intelligence Agency of the United States «focus on Ukraine» in 2014. According to him, while Europe and the United States «saddled the horse of discontent» people «instead of figuring out what is really going on, they supported the coup».

The President said that he still does not understand why it was done.

According to him, people in Ukraine «I thought that attaching any form to the standards of the European Union will save them from the humiliating position in which they found themselves since the early 90s and to the present time.» According to Putin, «this is the main motive of all events».

«We have 17 years negotiating with the EU on the conditions of Russia’s accession to the WTO. And suddenly we declare that Ukraine and the EU sign agreement on Association fully opened the Ukrainian market. Thus, the EU would come with all of your goods to our territory without any negotiation, despite between us an agreement in principle during the 17-year negotiations on accession to the WTO», — said Putin.

The Russian President added that Russia reacted to it and offered «to negotiate with our European partners in the tripartite format, but we firmly refused,» saying that «it’s none of your business».

Speaking about reports in the American press about what the then President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych fled Kiev, Putin said that «this version in order to justify support for the coup.»

«He had only to go to the second largest city in the country on the domestic political event, armed men seized the residence of the President. If the United States took the White house, as it was called? A coup, or what? Or, do you think they came there to sweep the floor?» — said the Russian President.

«Of course we can distort and to deceive millions of people using a monopoly on the media, but in the end, I think an objective observer still knows what happened,» said Putin.

«There was a coup», — he stressed.

«Vladimir» and «Barack»

Putin said that was in constant contact with the then President of the United States Barack Obama on the situation around Ukraine since the crisis began in 2014.

«We can say that we were constantly in contact by phone», — said Putin. Answering the question, did they agree, Putin answered «no», but stressed the business nature of the conversations.

«We were different grades… about the causes of the crisis in Ukraine and its progress. The dialogue has a practical nature. Interested in dialogue, not confrontational at all» — said Putin.

Stone asked how the leaders treat each other in conversation. «Barack and Vladimir,» said Putin.

«I have always been interested. Fine by me,» stone said.

Not Russia annexed Crimea, and the Crimeans joined Russia

Speaking about the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014, Putin drew attention that it was the choice of the Crimeans.

«It’s not that we decided to join the Crimea, it is the people living in Crimea decided to join Russia. The Parliament elected still under Ukrainian law, absolutely legitimate Parliament of Crimea announced the referendum. The Parliament of Crimea voted overwhelmingly to join the Russia», — said the Russian President.

He noted that Russia had created conditions «so that people could come and vote.» «We have not there was no fighting, there is nobody shot, nobody killed anybody,» — said Putin.

The President added that «after the Crimea became a part of Russia, our attitude towards this site has changed dramatically, and if we see a threat to its territory,» we will protect her «at all costs».

Putin told stone about the situation in Syria and the Crimea© AFP 2017 / Vasily MaximovКиев accused Russia in changing the demographic composition of Kremaston also raised the issue of the USS Donald Cook, which was sent to the Black sea in the Crimean Peninsula, immediately after the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014. Then after the approach of the destroyer to the Crimea, Russia withdrew its coastal missile complex «Bastion-P» and included a radar system intelligence «Monolith-B». Donald Cook was in the area of defeat supersonic missile «Yakhont». After the ship moved away towards the Bosphorus. A month later, Russian su-24 bomber several times flew in the immediate vicinity of the destroyer at a low altitude, which caused a negative reaction in the Pentagon.

According to Putin, this situation cannot be compared with the Caribbean crisis of 1962 – when the world was on the brink of nuclear disaster: «we arrive in this situation is not brought».

The Russian President said that «the commander saw, for sure, radiation from the missile complex», «on the appliances shows that the ship irradiated».

Putin told stone about the situation in Syria and the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti believes that soon the recognition of the Crimea Russia will not be a subject»I do not know this man, but he’s Mature, responsible and quite a brave officer. He made the right decision. Did not aggravate the situation, to provoke, to bring the situation to the absurd and collision. This does not mean that he would be subjected to missile attack, but they had to see that the coast is protected», — said Putin.

What ready al-Assad

One of the main themes of the third film was Syria. Putin said that Russia is well aware that the Syrian leadership were certain mistakes in the construction of relations within their own country. And before you make the decision to launch the operation videoconferencing in Syria, with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad held a dialogue.

Putin told stone about the situation in Syria and the Crimea© RIA Novosti / Michael Voskresenskiye in fotobanka explained, where terrorists have taken power»And revealed that he understands very many problems. He is not only ready for dialogue with the opposition, including even armed opposition, but is willing to work on a new Constitution. Ready to accept the fact that future possible early elections of the President will be put under strict, strict international control», — Putin said.

The Russian President noted that «another very large area is under the control of ISIS, but significant territory has already been liberated.» «And it’s not just any area or part of the desert. This is a vital area for Syria,» — said Putin.

He also said that Russia will support Sunni groups willing to fight ISIS* and «Dzhebhat-EN-Nusra», al-Assad and the Syrian military agreed.

Putin told stone about the situation in Syria and the Crimea© REUTERS / Lucy NicholsonСША were transferred to southern Syria rocket launchers, said SMIV the same time the President noted the need to support in the Syrian issue with the US, Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Egypt.

«We are not interested in fanning the conflict, but rather in the dialogue in order to preserve the territorial integrity of the country. It is very difficult. It is difficult for us to achieve some consensus. But direct contact with some, and with other partners gives us the chance. And in General we succeed. We will act very carefully to each step, reinforcing the results achieved, not destroy them,» Putin said.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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