Tucker Carlson has conducted an interview with Russia's ruler Putin. The Kremlin has now commented on the as yet unpublished interview.
According to Interfax, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov explained that Carlson's position differs from that of the rest of the Western media: "He is by no means pro-Russian or pro-Ukrainian, but rather pro-American, but at least he differs from the position of the traditional Anglo-Saxon media."
When asked whether it was true that the Kremlin had not received a single request from Western media for a meeting with the Russian head of state in the last two years, Peskov contradicted Carlson's statements.
"No, Mr Carlson is not right. In fact, he cannot know that. We receive many requests for interviews with the president, but when it comes to the countries of the West, it is mostly large online media: traditional TV channels, large newspapers, which can by no means boast of at least impartial coverage of events," Peskov said.
According to the presidential spokesman, "these are all media that take a one-sided stance". "Of course, there is no desire to communicate with such media, and there is hardly any sense in it, hardly any benefit from it," Peskov added.