According to the Kremlin chief, Russia has not yet achieved its goals of “denazification” in the war against Ukraine, but ultimately everything will end in “negotiations.”
Russian President Vladimir Putin gave an interview to American journalist Tucker Carlson, in which he stated that it was Ukraine that allegedly started the war. A video with the Kremlin head’s answers was published on Tucker Carlson’s website.
According to Putin, all the “events” began with some kind of coup d’etat in Ukraine, as well as with military operations in the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. Russia wants to “end” the war through negotiations, but Kyiv allegedly refused dialogue with Moscow on instructions from Washington, so now the United States will have to “solve” this problem. He believes that Ukraine is a satellite of the United States.
“We are not attacking anyone,” said the head of the Kremlin.
The Russian President decided to start the interview itself with “history.” He told Carlson that the ideas of “Ukrainization” of the southern lands of Russia were actively “promoted” by the Austrian General Staff before the First World War. According to Putin, Ukrainians have the right to consider themselves a separate people, but not on the basis of “Nazism and Nazi ideology.” Russia has not yet achieved the goals of the war, since the goal of the so-called “SVO” is to “denazify” Ukraine and ban neo-Nazi movements.
According to the head of the Kremlin, Ukrainians supposedly still consider themselves “Russians”, and therefore the war has an element of “civil” conflict.
Putin also said NATO could “worthily” recognize Russia's control over the occupied territories of Ukraine.
Let us recall that earlier the media reported that the interview between Putin and Carlson became the peak of Russian propaganda. The Kremlin wants to interfere in Washington politics, exploiting the “rift” in American society. Moscow remains hopeful that Republican Donald Trump will be able to return to the White House after winning the 2024 election and continue his policy of blocking military aid to Ukraine.