Vladimir Putin tells Tucker Carlson why Russia attacked Ukraine (video)
former Fox News Hosts Tucker Carlson He interviewed the Russian President Russian President Vladimir PutinThe video has just been released to the public.
The interview, filmed on February 6, has been a hot topic, as it is the first time a Western journalist has interviewed the Russian president since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly two years ago.
In the run-up to the release, Carlson didn’t provide many details about what exactly the two would discuss, but he did inform the audience why he decided to interview the Russian president, saying: “First and foremost, because it’s our job.”
He added, before speaking about the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war: “We work in the field of journalism and our duty is to inform people.”
Tucker Carlson interviewed Vladimir Putin about the Ukrainian war
“Most Americans have no idea why Putin invaded Ukraine or what his goals are now. We are not here because we like Vladimir Putin… We are not encouraging you to agree with what Putin might say in this interview, but we are urging you to watch,” he said. To know as much as you can.”
“Americans have the right to know everything they can about the war they are involved in, and we have the right to tell them about it,” Carlson said in his statement early Thursday, February 8.
The former Fox News host charged that “residents of English-speaking countries seem unaware” of what’s really happening in the world “because no one has told them the truth.” He then accused the media of being “corrupt.”
He then talked about how America conducted several interviews with Ukrainian President Zelensky, but described them all as “sycophantic pep sessions designed specifically to amplify Zelensky’s demand that the United States get deeper involved.”
Vladimir Putin says Russia has a historical right to parts of western Ukraine
Since Carlson feels that Americans need to hear both sides, he sat down with Putin for an “unedited” interview, in which Putin claimed that he believes Russia has a historical claim to parts of western Ukraine, which is why the war started.
Carlson began the two-hour interview by telling viewers that “Putin spoke for a very long time, maybe half an hour, about Russia’s history dating back to the eighth century. Frankly, we thought this was a disruptive tactic and found it annoying and interrupted him several times and he responded that he was upset by the interruption.”
“But we eventually got it right, which is that it wasn’t a disruptive tactic, there was no time limit on the interview, we ended it after more than two hours. Instead, what you’re about to see seemed honest to us whether you agreed with it or not.” He added: “Vladimir Putin believes Russia has a historical right to parts of western Ukraine.”
“So our view is to look at it in that light as an honest expression of what he believes,” Carlson added.
Carlson faced significant backlash over the interview, but the matter may worsen with the possibility of the European Union imposing a travel ban.
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