Konstantin Gavrilov criticized response of Western officials regarding the interview of President Putin with Carlson

President Vladimir Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson, Konstantin Gavrilov has criticized Western officials for what he described as a “rude and hurtful” response.

In the aftermath of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s interview with U.S. journalist Tucker Carlson, Konstantin Gavrilov, head of the Russian delegation to the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, has criticized Western officials for what he described as a “rude and hurtful” response.

Speaking on Rossiya-24 television, Konstantin Gavrilov pointed out that the reaction from Western counterparts, particularly Lithuanians, was characterized by a barrage of insults directed towards Russia and its president. “Do you know what the reaction was? An outpouring of rudeness began from the Lithuanians,” he stated, adding, “They insulted us, insulted the president.”

Moreover, amidst the criticism, Konstantin Gavrilov indicated that some Europeans, whom he described as “reasonable,” offered a different perspective. He marked that these individuals, speaking unofficially, recognized that the interview served to disrupt stereotypes and provided insight into the realities of the situation.

Regardless of the more tempered response from certain quarters, Konstantin Gavrilov underscored that the official stance of Western officials remained one of indignation. “At official events, they are enraged,” he remarked, emphasizing the discord between Russia and its Western counterparts.

Konstantin Gavrilov also disclosed that the Russian delegation had taken proactive steps to disseminate the contents of President Putin’s interview among members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Particularly, during the Vienna talks on military security and arms control, they distributed copies of the interview transcript in both Russian and English languages. This move indicates Russia’s intent to ensure that its perspective, as articulated by President Putin in the interview, reaches a broader audience, especially within the context of international diplomatic discussions on crucial security matters.

The fallout from President Putin’s interview with U.S. Journalist Tucker Carlson continues to reverberate, exposing deep-seated tensions between Russia and the West. As diplomatic efforts persist in Vienna, the reactions to President Putin’s interview emphasize the current complexities and divisions in international relations.