Tucker Carlson to interview Vladimir Putin in Moscow

Former Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson confirmed Tuesday that he will be interviewing Russian President Vladimir Putin. He will be the first Western journalist to do so since the start of Moscow’s invasion into Ukraine nearly two years ago.

In a statement posted to social media, Carlson said he will interview Putin “because it’s our job. We’re in journalism. Our duty is to inform people.”

“Western governments will certainly do their best to censor this video … Because that’s what they do,” Carlson adds in the video.

Carlson had been spotted around Moscow, and he teased a possible Putin interview in a discussion with a Russian reporter from state channel Izvestia, saying, “We’ll see.”

“I wanted to talk to people and look around,” he told the reporter about his visit to Russia.

Telegram channel Mash first reported that Carlson was seen in Moscow, and published a photo of him at the famous Bolshoi Theater attending the ballet “Spartacus.” According to the channel, it is Carlson’s first trip to Russia and he has been there since Feb. 1.

Kremlin press secretary Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on speculation that Carlson may interview Putin.