Tucker Carlson, a news broadcaster, announced he is in Moscow for an upcoming interview with Russian President Vladimir Putin amid the war with Ukraine.
“We’ll be doing that soon,” Carlson says in a video he shared on X, which is the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, on Tuesday. “There are risks to conducting an interview this this, obviously. So, we thought about it carefully over many months.”
Carlson went on to say he decided to do the interview because he is an journalist and his “duty is to inform people” during the war. He also said most Americans have not been not properly informed about the war, which has been going on for about two years.
“The war in Ukraine is a human disaster,” he says in the video. “It’s left hundreds of thousands of people dead — an entire generations of young Ukrainians — and has depopulated the largest country in Europe.”
He added that the long-term impacts of the war “are even more profound.”
“This war has utterly reshaped the global military and trade alliances, and the sanctions that followed have, as well,” he said. “And in total, they have upended the world economy. The post-World War II economic order, the system that guaranteed prosperity in the west, for more than 80 years, is coming apart very fast, and along with it, the dominance of the US dollar.”