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Putin Accuses US of Direct Contacts with North Caucasus Terrorists

putin-rusiaRussian President Vladimir Putin in a documentary broadcast Sunday,accused the United States of directly contacting and providing logistical support to North Caucasus separatist terrorists.

In the documentary “President,” which has already been broadcast in far eastern Russia on Rossiya 1 television, Putin made the expose, citing intelligence from Russian special services, to state that it occurred in the early 2000s.

The documentary will air today in the evening in Western Russia. It is being to shown to mark 15 years since Putin became president in 2000. He said that once our special services documented what were simply direct contacts between fighters from the North Caucasus and representatives of US special forces in Azerbaijan,” Putin said.

“But within 10 days, Putin said, the FSB heads, received a letter from their colleagues in Washington saying: ‘We have had and will have relations with all the opposition forces in Russia and we consider we have the right to do this and we will do this in the future’,” Putin added.

Putin said Western special services apparently supported the terrorists because they believed that any opponent of Russia should be treated as an ally.

The Russian president insisted governments should never work with “terrorists”.”Absolutely not, never and nowhere. You mustn’t even try to use terrorists to solve transitory political and even geopolitical tasks.

“Because if you support them in one place, they will raise their head in another place and they will definitely strike those who supported them yesterday.”

(Prensa Latina)

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