Media reports appeared online claiming that Russian President Vladimir Putin showed filmmaker Oliver Stone footage of a US helicopter shooting Tliban extremists in Afghanistan and told him it was the Russian Aerospace Forces operating in Syria.
In turn, Kremlin denied these reports. Putin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the pro-opposition news site “Meduza” that “this is not true. Nonsense.”
The scene that caused the situation appears in the third part of Oliver Stone’s Showtime special “The Putin Interviews”.
The moment occurs at 47 minutes, 10 seconds. Putin shows Stone a video on a mobile phone and tells:
“That’s how our air forces are operating. These militants are running with arms; not just machine guns, but they have some serious weaponry at their disposal, which they used to destroy army vehicles.”
[UPDATE 21.06.2017] The video above was removed from Youtube. However, you can find a part of the scene in the trailer below from 0:09:
The alleged original video from 2013 showing a US Apache helicopter pounding Taliban militants. Please, watch from 1:00: