Vladimir Putinto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti
Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to a question about the killed political opponents and remembered the victims of the presidents of the United States. The question was asked during an interview on Fox News, the transcript published on the Kremlin website.
With the Russian leader was interviewed by journalist Chris Wallace. “I want to ask you not with an international perspective and the domestic Russian point of view, why are so many people who oppose Vladimir Putin, was suddenly killed?” he asked.
Among the victims he called the journalist Anna Politkovskaya, murdered in the fall of 2006 at an entrance of own house, and “killed near Kremlin opponent” (probably meant politician Boris Nemtsov shot dead February 27, 2015 on the Big Moskvoretsky bridge — approx. “Of the tape.ru”). He also called the name of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, poisoned in the British Salisbury.
Putin noted that political opponents have all people involved in public activities, including the American leader Donald trump. On the remark of Wallace’s life, Putin answered that it is not always. “You have presidents were killed? Have you forgotten about this? Kennedy where killed in the US or in Russia? And the king, what happened?” — said the head of state.
The Russian President also noted that the US has many problems of this kind. “What’s going on during clashes between police and members of civil society, say, ethnic Negro organizations? It is here, whether that happens or you? This happens”, — he stressed.
The head of state added that Russia “is still largely in a state of its state of formation” and the country also happen such incidents. “We are struggling with this, and bring to justice people who are responsible for it”, — he said. Putin also added that in a situation with Skripal British side did not provide any specific documents.
July 16 was the first full meeting of trump and Putin. The negotiations of the leaders, including the conversation tete-a-tete lasted nearly four hours.
35th US President John Kennedy was shot in November 1963 in Dallas. A fighter for civil rights of blacks in the U.S. Martin Luther king was killed by a sniper in April 1968.
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