In an interview with Russia's Channel One which aired Sunday on the news and analysis program Sunday Vremya, Stone said that unfortunately, most Americans do not know the origins to the crisis in Ukraine.
"If I were President Trump, I would declassify all this information on Ukraine, as well as Syria, but above all Ukraine, because it's the focal point of where this [new] Cold War has come about," Stone said.
Stone characterized the current government in Kiev as unelected, extremely-right wing, heavily corrupted and controlled from abroad. Its very survival, he noted, depends on financial support from abroad. "I don't see any real democracy in Ukraine," he added, pointing to restrictions against the work of journalists, and the threats and attacks against anyone who speaks out against the government.
Asked about the CIA's involvement in the Ukraine crisis, the director explained that "Ukraine was one of the main objectives of the CIA" since the start of the Cold War, with the US providing covert aid to militia and dissident groups since the late 1940s.
Stone called the current resurgence of hostilities in eastern Ukraine "disgusting," saying that Kiev was obviously trying to get Trump to provide financial and other assistance. The mainstream US media, he noted, has been nearly unanimous in blaming Russia for the fighting.
In 2016, Stone co-produced the documentary 'Ukraine on Fire', a film which discussed the historical origins of the crisis in Ukraine, the lead-up to the Maidan coup, US and European involvement, and the danger the ongoing crisis poses to Europe and to the world. The film, a response to the 2015 pro-Maidan film 'Winter on Fire', featured an interview with former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted by the coup, as well as Russian President Vladimir Putin.
This year, Stone plans to release a new documentary about Vladimir Putin. The director told Sunday Vremya that the film was just as important as his film about Ukraine.
The "military-industrial security state needs enemies," Stone said, "because that's where the money is," and Russia and its President have long been presented as one of America's main adversaries. Stone's film will attempt to set the record straight.