Watch Tucker Carlson’s Two-Hour Vladimir Putin Interview


Tucker Carlson has shared his longform interview with Russia’s president Vladimir Putin, discussing the political leader’s justifications for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The video, running more than two hours, represents the first time that the Russian leader has been interviewed by a Western journalist since the conflict started nearly two years ago.

“The interview, as you will see if you watch it, is primarily about the war in progress, the war in Ukraine — how it started, what’s happening and, most pressingly, how it might end,” Carlson said at the start of the video, speaking to the camera while standing in front of the Kremlin. “At the beginning of the interview, we asked the most obvious question, which is ‘Why did you do this? Did you feel a threat, an imminent physical threat, and that’s your justification?’ The answer we got shocked us. Putin went on for a very long time, probably half an hour, about the history of Russia going back to the eighth century. And honestly, we thought this was a filibustering technique and found it annoying and interrupted him several times.”

“But we concluded in the end, for what it’s worth, that it was not a filibustering technique. There was no time limit on the interview. We ended it after two hours. Instead what you’re about to see seemed, to us, sincere, whether you agree with it or not,” Carlson continued. “Vladimir Putin believes that Russia has a historic claim to parts of western Ukraine. So our opinion would be to view, in that light, as a sincere expression of what he thinks.”

Carlson announced the interview on Tuesday, the same day that the interview took place at the Kremlin in Moscow. At the time, the former Fox News anchor claimed that “not a single Western journalist had bothered to interview the president of the other country in this conflict.” The Kremlin denied the allegation, stating it has denied several publications’ requests to speak with Putin. Additionally, in March 2022, shortly following the invasion of Ukraine, Russia passed a law deeming it illegal to publish “false information” about the military — many news organizations extricated their staff members from the country.

During the interview, Carlson brings up the topic of Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich, who has been imprisoned for more than 250 days after being charged with espionage, which the U.S. government and the Journal deny. The anchor expressed his hope that Gershkovich would be released.

“We have done so many gestures of goodwill out of decency that I think we have run out of them,” Putin said when asked about the possibility of releasing Gershkovich. “We have never seen anyone reciprocate to us in a similar manner … I do not rule out that the person you refer to may return to his motherland. We want the U.S. Special Services to think about how they can contribute to achieving the goals our special services are pursuing.”

When asked to explain the blocks of alliances in the geopolitical situation, Putin became more vague.

“Listen, you have said that the world is breaking into two hemispheres. A human brain is divided into two hemispheres. One is responsible for one type of activities, the other one is more about creativity and so on. But it is still one in the same head,” Putin said. “The world should be a single whole. Security should be shared, rather than a demand for the golden billion. That is the only scenario where the world could be stable, sustainable and predictable. Until then, while the head is split in two parts it is an illness a serious adverse condition.”

Carlson shared the full interview for free viewing through the Tucker Carlson Network — a digital platform that he launched following his exit from Fox News last summer, touting it as “an alternative to legacy media.”

online jobs cincinnati 3901938 jooble online jobs 3024845 online jobs gainesville fl 13549080 remote work part time 75168520 online jobs jaipur 52859121 online jobs boise 75265979 online jobs japanese 44587609 typing jobs from home 68295505 jobs remote work 32562441 entry level work from home jobs 17079396 entry level online jobs 11413042 online jobs detroit 49129706 home based jobs 65951718 accounting jobs remote 21368794 remote jobs from home 73270896 online jobs no experience 27408597 content writing online jobs 27225292 online jobs i can start today 25590903 online jobs japan 17172126 online jobs jaipur 62341327 apply online jobs hiring now 75371187 online jobs graphic design 88719815 online jobs for 17 year olds 86571166 flexible online jobs 61067898 remote customer service jobs 33118775 online jobs daily pay 68887231 customer support jobs remote 58421856 amazon online jobs 50890207 best online jobs for students 70557281 online jobs for 15 year olds 1818209

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *