Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia and Ukraine, which have been at war for nearly two years, will reach an agreement "sooner or later."
President Putin said this in an interview with former Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson released on the 9th (Korean time), saying, "I want to resolve the Ukraine conflict through negotiations," the RIA Novosti news agency reported.
Putin also insisted that Russia has never refused to negotiate with Ukraine.
President Putin also introduced that Russia, through diplomatic channels, had requested the United States to stop supplying weapons to Ukraine as a prerequisite for negotiations.
He said it was impossible for Russia to lose in Ukraine.
Putin has claimed that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) opened the 'door' to Ukraine in 2008, and that he failed to agree to it.
Putin said he believed an agreement could be reached for the release of American journalists detained in Russia.
This is the first time that President Putin has given an exclusive interview to a Western journalist since the war began with Russia's invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
This interview was published through Carlson's personal site (tuckercarlson.com).