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Trashing American media, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson announced Tuesday that he will be interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. The United States and its NATO allies have bolstered Ukraine’s ability to fend off the Russians with millions of dollars’ worth of sophisticated weapons. Carlson has been a critic of the war and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
Carlson arrived in Russia last week amid speculation an interview with Putin was in the cards. Carlson made that official on Tuesday in a video posted to X. He did not reveal when the interview will be released.
“We’re here to interview the president of Russia, Vladimir Putin,” Carlson said in his video. “We’ll be doing that soon. There are risks to conducting an interview like this, obviously. So we’ve thought about it carefully over many months. Here’s why we’re doing it.”
“First, because it’s our job. We’re in journalism. Our duty is to inform people. Two years into a war that’s reshaping the entire world, most Americans are not informed. They have no real idea what’s happening in this region, here in Russia, or 600 miles away in Ukraine,” he said.
“But they should know. They’re paying for much of it in ways they might not fully yet perceive. The war in Ukraine is a human disaster. It’s left hundreds of thousands of people dead — an entire generation of young Ukrainians — and has depopulated the largest country in Europe,” he said.
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