Vladimir Putin does an interview with NBC News – Deadline
NBC News’ Keir Simmons interviewed Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, with a preview aired on NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on Friday night and the interview on Monday.
The exclusive interview is Putin’s first with an American news organization since July 2018, when he sat down for an interview in Helsinki with Chris Wallace from Fox News. It comes just days before President Joe Biden and Putin meet in Geneva. Biden is in the middle of a European trip that includes G7, EU and NATO summits.
The interview will air Monday on NBC News’ Today, all day long on MSNBC, and on NBC Evening News. Sky News will also air excerpts from the interview, starting at 7 a.m. ET on Monday. An extended version of the seated interview will take place on NBC News now.
Simmons is a senior international correspondent for the network, having joined NBC News in 2012. He previously worked for London-based ITV News.
Biden is due to meet with Putin next Wednesday, in a Swiss villa overlooking Lake Geneva. The meeting will be Biden’s first with the Russian leader since he became president, and the one-on-one is set to contrast with Donald Trump’s approach. On the table are issues like cybersecurity, Ukraine and human rights.