Tucker Carlson interview: Fact-checking Putin's 'nonsense' history

by 24britishtvFeb. 9, 2024, 5 p.m. 19
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Mr Putin claims that areas in the south and east of Ukraine "had no historical connection with Ukraine whatsoever". Conquered from the Ottoman Empire by the Russian Empress Catherine the Great in the seventeenth century, the Russian president says that means these lands are in fact rightfully Russian. Mr Putin later refers to them using the seventeenth-century term "Novorossiya" - New Russia.

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