Vladimir Putinto: Sergey Guneev / RIA Novosti
The incident in the Kerch Strait was specially arranged by the former President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during his election campaign. This was stated by Russian President Vladimir Putin in a new interview with the American Director Oliver stone, an excerpt from which leads the “First channel”.
“[He] knew it in the East and in the South of the country not the voters support, and used this provocation to inflame the situation, the introduction of special provisions”, — said Putin.
The Russian leader believes that Poroshenko intends to introduce the special situation across the country, to postpone the elections. “I wanted at all costs to retain power”, — he added.
The premiere of the film “In the struggle for Ukraine”, which included an interview with Putin, scheduled for July 19, the TV channel “Russia 1”.
November 25, 2018 three Ukrainian warships entered the Russian territorial waters near the Crimea, and began to make dangerous maneuvers. Warnings of Russian border guards, they did not respond. As a result, ships and their crews were detained. Kiev has accused Moscow of military aggression. The Russian top management, in turn, accused Kiev of provocation. Currently, the Ukrainian sailors are awaiting trial in Russia.
Stone is not the first time interviews the President of the Russian Federation. In 2016, the filmmaker has released the documentary film “Ukraine in the fire” about the events that occurred in the country in 2014. It included the conversation with the Russian leader. In 2017, the Director submitted a four-part film about Vladimir Putin.
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