Putin accused the U.S. of meddling in Russian elections

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin accused the U.S. of meddling in Russian elections© RIA Novosti / Alexei Nikolskiye the image Bank

The U.S. interfered in the elections in Russia always, in 2012, especially aggressive, the same is done in the former Soviet Union and other countries, said Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with the American Director Oliver stone.

Stone asked whether the U.S. interfered in elections in Russia 2012.

«In 2000, and in 2012 — always has been. But in 2012, especially aggressive. I will not go», — said Putin. According to him, the intervention was carried out including through diplomats.

«American partners know about it, I (ex-Secretary of state John) Kerry has said, (ex-President Barack) Obama said. It is difficult for us to imagine that foreign service officers aggressively entered the election campaign in Russia. Well were collected at opposition forces and financed, went to all sorts of opposition rallies. The diplomatic service needs to do something else, the diplomatic service must establish interstate relations», — Putin said.

«NGOs can do anything they want, and (the organization) of any national origin. Although NGOs are often funded through a number of «strips» and structures — whether from the state Department, or any other quasi-public sources. In the former Soviet space and in Eastern Europe, and other countries, and in Africa the same thing happens in Latin America», — said Putin.

On the question of whether there has been cybermasters, Putin replied: «I honestly don’t particularly pay attention to it, because we have our own agenda, we go over it. I think many of our partners often live in the same world and often do not understand the real processes occurring in other countries, including in Russia.»

Documentary stone «Interview with Putin» that the Director was prepared two years, leaves Monday on Showtime channel. Four-part film will be fully shown on 12-15 June. The first channel has previously confirmed that it had acquired the company Showtime the rights to show this film in Russia will be able to see from 19 to 22 June.

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