The Tucker Carlson/Putin sit-down has been knocked in the West…..
Russia President Putin seems to NOT be in any hurry to forge a settlement with Ukraine….
He said in the interview that he IS looking to overtake the ENTIRE Ukraine and the West made him do this….
The British PM has called Putin’s claims “clearly ridiculous”….
The EU has also called Putin’s claims ‘Lies’….
Zelensky give his kicked top General and medal…
The U.A.E. says it also is helping Russia and Ukraine exchange P.O.Ws…..
The US Senate is moving to pass a aid bill for Ukraine, Istael and Taiwan….
It’s chances iof passage in the House are uncertain….
Officials and pundits in the west reacted with dismay with Tucker Carlson’s interview with the Russian president, Vladimir Putin.
Rishi Sunak, the British prime minister, called Putin’s claim that the war in Ukraine was a result of Nato expansion “clearly ridiculous”.
Reacting to the interview, Belgian MEP Guy Verhofstadt said that America “will suffer from having him spreading lies unchallenged and unfiltered” and “this is how democracies die.”
A spokesperson for the European Commission said that the interview with Putin was just a repeat of his usual “lies” and “war propaganda”.
Ville Cantell, a director at the Finnish ministry of foreign affairs, suggested watching 20 Days in Mariupol instead of the Putin interview.
Volodymyr Zelenskiy awarded Valerii Zaluzhnyi the title of Hero of Ukraine, after firing him as Ukraine’s top commander.
A bipartisan American congressional delegation arrived Kyiv, amid mounting pressure for more aid.
Tobias Billström, the Swedish minister for foreign affairs, underscored that aid to Kyiv “is being constantly monitored.”
Norway’s ministry of defence said that the country’s government is proposing providing more NASAMS to Ukraine.
The United Arab Emirates said it succeeded in mediating a prisoner exchange between Russia and Ukraine.
Polish farmers blocked roads, including on border crossings with Ukraine….
The Russian online community noted that Russian President Vladimir Putin did not offer any new information in his interview with American media personality Tucker Carlson and simply repeated longstanding Kremlin talking points about Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine for American audiences.
Russian President Vladimir Putin attempted to use an interview with American media personality Tucker Carlson published on February 8 to present to a wider Western audience a long-standing Kremlin information operation that falsely asserts that Russia is interested in a negotiated end to its war in Ukraine. Putin illustrated throughout the interview that Russia has no interest in meaningful or legitimate negotiations, however, and that Putin still seeks to destroy Ukraine as a state. Putin also displayed his overarching hostility towards the West and falsely accused the West of forcing Russia to attack Ukraine. Putin repeatedly stressed that Russia is open to negotiations in order to falsely frame Russia as a reasonable actor and “Western ruling elites” as the main obstruction to a negotiation. Putin also repeatedly reiterated a Russian information operation alleging that Western officials coerced Ukraine to reject an agreement favorable to Russia during negotiations between Ukraine and Russia in Istanbul in March 2022.