Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson recently hinted at an upcoming interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin, marking a significant event as it would be the first time a Western journalist has interviewed Putin since the start of Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine almost two years ago.
In recent days, there has been heightened speculation surrounding Carlson’s movements in Moscow, with pro-Kremlin media closely monitoring his activities. Carlson, known for his conservative viewpoints and previous expressions of support for Putin, has attracted attention with the possibility of securing an interview with the Russian leader.
In a video shared on the social media platform X titled “Why I’m interviewing Vladimir Putin,” Carlson criticized Western media outlets for their alleged failure to engage with Putin. He suggested that Western governments might attempt to suppress the interview, although no evidence was provided to support this claim.
The interview is expected to be published on X and Carlson’s own media platform. However, specific details regarding the timing of the interview or its release date remain unclear. The Kremlin has refrained from commenting on Carlson’s activities or the anticipated interview with Putin.
Meanwhile, Ukrainian air defense forces reported intercepting and destroying 20 Russian missiles over Kyiv and its surroundings in the early hours of Wednesday. This marks the third missile strike on Kyiv in 2024, with the attack involving various cruise missiles launched from Russian Tu-95MS strategic bombers.
According to Serhiy Popko, the head of the Kyiv city military administration, the missile strike resulted in a fire at a residential building and a service station in the Holosiivskyi district. Six individuals sustained injuries, three of whom required hospitalization. Additionally, damage to power grids was reported in the Dniprovskyi district.
The full extent of the damage caused by the missile strike is still being assessed, with ongoing investigations to determine whether any missiles directly hit structures or if damage resulted from falling debris.