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Putin's interview with propagandist Carlson is Russian special operation - Ukrainian intelligence

9 February, 2024 Friday
16:36

Commenting on Vladimir Putin's interview with Tucker Carlson, Ukrainian intelligence representative Andriy Yusov called the Russian dictator a geopolitical madman

Yusov made this statement during a telethon.

"This is a special operation for sure. Of course, this is a means of influence, an information and psychological special operation. Yes, a Russian special operation. Because the target audience of this interview is the free world, the Western world. These narratives are false, and the propaganda is supposed to convince the free democratic world of something," he said.

Yusov called Putin a "geopolitical madman" who "talks about some nonsense about international law, history, decides which nation should exist or not, memes about the Austrian General Staff".

"They used this information operation rather poorly. But the very fact that the Russian special services spend enormous amounts of money to influence the Western audience shows that this audience is important to them. They understand that it is the ability to influence the democratic world that is critically important to them," the Main Intelligence Directorate representative added.

What is known about Putin's interview with Carlson

  • On February 6, Tucker Carlson arrived in Russia to interview Putin. The EU said that Putin is a chronic liar, so he is likely to justify Russian aggression against Ukraine.
  • During the conversation with Carlson, Putin admitted that Russia had not achieved its goals in the war against Ukraine. At the same time, he accused Kyiv of being unwilling to negotiate.
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