Russian President Vladimir Putin
Vladimir Putin also affirmed that it was possible to find an agreement for the release of American journalist Evan Gershkovich, detained in Russia for almost a year.
I believe an agreement can be reached, he said. There is no taboo to resolve this issue. We are ready to resolve it, but some terms are being discussed through special service channels.
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The Russian president, whose interview is the first given to a Western journalist since the start of the war in Ukraine, also said he ruled out an invasion of Poland or Latvia.
Can you imagine a scenario in which you send Russian troops to Poland? asked Tucker Carlson, a close friend of former US President Donald Trump.
Only in one scenario: if Poland attacks Russia, Mr. Putin replied.
We have no interests in Poland, Latvia or elsewhere. Why would we do this? We simply have no interest […]. There is no question of it, he added.
Vladimir Putin affirmed that the American presidential election, planned on November 5 and which should pit Republican Donald Trump against Democrat Joe Biden, would not change relations between the United States and Russia.
You just asked me if anything would change if another leader came in. It's not a question of who the leader is, of the personality of a particular person, Putin said.
Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin are full of praise for each other. Mr. Trump boasted, without elaborating, that he could resolve the war in Ukraine in 24 hours if he is re-elected.
President Biden has described his Russian counterpart as a war criminal and shows unwavering support for Kiev.
Tucker Carlson announced in a big way rumor this week that he was interviewing Vladimir Putin.
Russian state media covered the presenter's visit extensively, including publishing photos of him at the airport and the famous Bolshoi Theater.