American cable channel Showtime continues to show large four-part interview with Vladimir Putin, shot by the famous film Director Oliver stone. In the next fragment Putin gives his opinion on how the United States prevent the rapprochement of Ukraine with Russia and why they need it.
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The US is trying at all costs to prevent any rapprochement between Russia and Ukraine, believes Russian President Vladimir Putin. He told Oliver stone in an extensive interview. According to the President of Russia, obstructing such a rapprochement is one of the main directions of United States policy in the region. In the United States see the threat in building good-neighbourly relations between the two neighboring countries, Putin said. Such thoughts Russian President announced during the meeting of the “orange revolution” in 2004.
“Find someone that is the source of the growth of Russian power and need in whatever was to prevent any rapprochement of Russia with Ukraine”, – quotes extracts from an interview with the Agency TASS.
It is these motives guided the West during the revolutionary events in the neighboring country, said Vladimir Putin.
The Russian leader also noted that those who supported the Ukrainian radicals have reached your goal. Putin called the move a win-win. But, according to the President, in the long term this approach will not bring results.
“Support of radical elements in Ukraine, nationalist elements, it from this point of view, from the point of view of this approach, win-win, so in that sense, those who did achieved their goal, did it flawlessly, they are great. But if you look at the problem more broadly, not in terms of a momentary confrontation and rallying around itself the satellites on the basis of some external threat, but if you look at the development of the world community for 25 years forward, to see how the situation develops in the world, then we would have to change the philosophy of international relations”, – said Vladimir Putin.