December 2, 2018  |  Updated December 10, 2018

Putin Falsely Claims Seized Ukrainian Ships Gifted by US

By William Echols
Ukrainian naval ships, which were recently seized by Russia's FSB security service, are seen anchored in a port in Kerch, Crimea November 28, 2018. REUTERS

Speaking to reporters after the G20 (Group of Twenty) Summit in Buenos Aires on Saturday, Russian President Vladimir Putin was asked his opinion of the Hollywood film “Hunter Killer” by “Kommersant” Kremlin pool reporter Andrei Kolesnikov.

In that movie, which Russian censors have reportedly left in limbo, an American submarine is sent to observe a Russian naval base, only to discover a putsch, in which the Russian president is kidnapped with the ultimate goal of starting World War III.

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