Vladimir Putin reached the people he wanted to reach, he also reached his audience – said Paweł Reszka, a journalist of the weekly “Polityka”, in “Fakty po Faktach”, referring to the interview the Russian president gave to the American commentator Tucker Carlson. Wacław Radziwinowicz from “Gazeta Wyborcza” said that Putin “suffered considerable losses in what he presented.”
Interview which Vladimir Putin gave to Tucker Carlson, an American commentator known for his pro-Russian and pro-Putin views, was recorded on Tuesday in Moscow and used by Kremlin propaganda.
In a conversation lasting over two hours, Putin said that “Russia will not lose the war in Ukraine and that Moscow is not interested in invading Poland, Latvia or anywhere else.”
Reszka: Putin reached his audience
Paweł Reszka, a journalist of the weekly “Polityka” and former correspondent of the “Rzeczpospolita” newspaper in Moscow, said that “Putin reached the people he wanted to reach, i.e. the voters of the Republican Party who know that the war in Ukraine is costing them a lot.” “.
Kremlin propaganda portrayed Carlson, a known conspiracy theorist who was fired from Fox News amid lawsuits over his spread of disinformation, as a “prominent American journalist.”
Reszka pointed out that Carlson “didn’t really know where he was, what it was all about, he showed that he didn’t know anything about Russian history.”
Radziwinowicz: this show was very unprofessional
– That (Putin) used Carlson is obvious. This meeting, this show was very unprofessional – said another interlocutor of “Fakty po Faktach”, Wacław Radziwinowicz, a journalist of “Gazeta Wyborcza” and former correspondent of this daily in Moscow.
According to Radziwinowicz, the American commentator has embarrassed himself. When asked whether Putin had achieved his goal of discouraging US citizens from… Ukraine and providing assistance in its fight against Russian aggression, Radziwinowicz replied that he did not think this would happen. He said that the average American, if they were to watch this interview, would not even get through the first half hour.
Radziwinowicz mentioned that Putin “made a basic mistake.” – He compared the situation of the invasion of Ukraine with Hitler’s invasion of Poland and presented the theory that “a weak country, through its weakness, forces a strong country to attack it.” – Putin says that it was Ukraine that forced us (Russians – ed.) to enter the war, just as Poland in 1939 forced Hitler to attack it with its tenacity because it did not want to give up the Gdańsk corridor – said a journalist of “Gazeta Wyborcza”. “. – This is a presentation of criminal Russian culture, which assumes that the weak should be beaten. We should emphasize that this is his philosophy and his policy, added Radziwinowicz.
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