Volodymyr Zelensky, In Sit Down With Fox News, Calls “Bulls—” On Tucker Carlson’s Putin Interview

With the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Saturday, Fox News’ Bret Baier sat down with Volodymyr Zelensky for an interview on the front lines.

The fate of a U.S. aid package, now all but stalled in the House, was a centerpiece of the interview, but Baier also brought up former Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s recent sit down with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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Baier asked Zelensky, “My former colleague Tucker Carlson recently traveled to Moscow and sat down for an interview with Vladimir Putin. Did you happen to see that or coverage of it?”

The Ukrainian leader responded, “I heard some messages in media, and, also, my guys who are advisers, they said. So I don’t have to do — I don’t have time to hear more than two hours of bullshit about us, about the world, about the United States, about our relations, and this interview with a killer. So I have got some briefly what were there.”

Carlson hosted the network’s most-watched primetime program until it was canceled last April. He has since launched his own online site, but the full Putin interview was posted for free on X/Twitter. The interview was widely panned for not challenging Putin, but Carlson has been critical of U.S. support for Ukraine.

The interview was Zelensky’s first on the front lines of the war with Russia, in what Baier described as a 700-mile trek across Ukraine. The interview took place in the town of Kupiansk, about a mile and a half from Russian forces, he said.

Zelensky told Baier that without U.S. aid, “we will have more and more such heroic guys who will be in the hospitals, because, if you don’t have a real defending shield and some similar powerful artillery with the rounds, of course, you will lose people.”

Zelensky also invited former President Donald Trump to visit the front lines. “His eyes, ears will tell him what is going on,” he said.

“After that, he will change his mind and he will see that there are not two sides to this war. There is only one enemy, and that is the position of Putin.”

Zelensky also denied criticism, coming largely on the right, that he canceled presidential elections. “During the war the law said that you can’t provide elections, and that’s it. It’s not me, it’s not my new law. It is the law of Ukraine which was from the very, very beginning.”

He also called criticism that he is so determined to stay in power that he refuses to negotiate an end to the war “nonsense.”

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