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Date: 6 months ago   Category: Politics

"He is rigid. He has an internal core". The USA has published Yeltsin and Clinton's talk on Putin


The first President of Russia has told how he chose to himself the successor. In particular, in a conversation with Bill Clinton Yeltsin has assured him that Putin "will continue the direction in the field of strengthening of democracy" the Russian President Boris Yeltsin (at the left) and the U.S. President Bill Clinton. Photo: Alexander Chumichev/TASS To the website of Presidential library of Bill Clinton has uploaded more than one thousand earlier not published interpretations of a talk of the former U.S. President with his Russian colleague Boris Yeltsin. In particular, in a talk with Bill Clinton in the fall of 1999 Yeltsin has reported that he has chosen as the successor Vladimir Putin who has become in August of that year the prime minister. "I would like to tell you about him that you knew what he is a person" — Yeltsin has told and has explained the choice. "Unfortunately, at that time I couldn't find any of the acting candidates. At last, I have come across him, Putin, and have studied his biography, his interests, his acquaintances. I have understood that he is a reliable person, well understands what is in his sphere of responsibility. At the same time he detailed and strong, very sociable can also easily contact with potential partners. I am sure that you will find him the highly skilled partner. I am deeply convinced that he will be supported as the candidate in 2000. We work on it". In turn, Clinton said that he with Putin had good contacts and he looks forward to a new meeting. "He is very clever" — the U.S. President has concluded. Boris Yeltsin publicly declared leaving from the presidency on December 31, 1999. Several hours later after this statement he has called Clinton and has said that he intends to help Putin to accustom on the international scene and will accompany for this purpose him on trips. Clinton has promised Yeltsin that he will be "a good partner for Putin". Besides, follows from the published documents that during crisis in Kosovo in the same 1999 Yeltsin suggested Clinton to meet in some confidential place: on the island, the ship or on the submarine to hold secret negotiations. "That nobody disturbed you and that nobody pulled me" — the President of Russia has summed up. Clinton has answered evasively. As Vladimir Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov has said, the American library of Bill Clinton didn't agree on the publication of negotiations with the Kremlin. To add BFM.ru to your sources of news?

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