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Russian President Tells Tucker Carlson Moscow Will Attack This NATO Member ‘Only In One Case’

russian president Vladimir Putin He said Moscow has no intention of expanding its war in Ukraine to other countries, including Poland and Latvia.

What happened: In an interview with Tucker CarlsonPutin made it clear that Russia would only consider sending troops to NATO member Poland if Poland attacked Russia.

“Can you imagine a scenario in which you send Russian troops to Poland?” Carlson asked Putin during the interview.

“Only in one case, if Poland attacks Russia,” Putin said, adding: “We have no interest in Poland, Latvia or anywhere else. Why would we do that? “We just don’t have any interest… It’s absolutely out of the question.”

The interview, which aired Thursday, took place in Moscow and was the first time Putin spoke to an American journalist since the invasion of Ukraine nearly two years ago. The Kremlin claimed that Putin agreed to the interview because of Carlson’s different approach to the conflict in Ukraine, compared to many Western media outlets.

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Carlson, known for having close ties to the former president of the United States. donald trump, has criticized the Biden administration’s support for the Ukrainian government. Trump, who is expected to be the Republican Party’s candidate in the upcoming US presidential election, has called for a de-escalation of the war in Ukraine.

Meanwhile, Putin also praised the Tesla CEO. Elon Musk during a conversation with Carlson. Putin referred to Musk as “a smart guy” and expressed his belief that there is nothing that can stop him, despite the controversies surrounding him.

Because it is important: Putin’s comments come in the wake of a series of events that have raised concerns about the potential for the conflict in Ukraine to spread to neighboring countries. Last year, in February, Dmitry MedvedevThe former president of Russia warned that Russia could extend its military operations beyond Ukraine to cross-border threats to his country, even if it meant invading Poland’s borders.

Around the same time, another Russian lawmaker had also warned that Poland’s entry into the Ukrainian conflict would mean the start of World War III, according to Russia. These statements were made in response to Poland’s envoy in France suggesting that Poland could come to Ukraine’s aid if it had difficulty defending itself.

Carlson has also previously attempted to interview Putin. In a conversation with Swiss publication Die Weltwoche in September, Carlson revealed that he intended to interview Putin, but said the US government thwarted his effort. Her interview has sparked widespread debate and criticism. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton criticized Carlson, calling him a “useful idiot” for providing a platform for Putin’s propaganda.

Before the interview aired, Carlson urged Americans to see her “as a free citizen and not a slave.”

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