Joe Biden’s remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin are causing displeasure in the Kremlin. The US President’s comment was “very bad” and shows that Biden clearly does not seek to improve relations with Russia, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov. This will be taken into account in the future.
Putin himself said, according to the Interfax news agency, that he wanted Biden “health”. People would often see others as they actually look at themselves, the president was quoted as saying – apparently an allusion to the interview with the US president that ABC had published on Wednesday.
When asked whether he thought Putin was a murderer, Biden replied: “I am.” Disarmament treaty. Putin has now announced that they will continue to work with the United States, “but only on terms that are advantageous for us.”
Russia had called back its ambassador in Washington just hours later. Anatoly Antonov was ordered back home for consultations. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that relations between the two countries should be discussed with the diplomat.
On Thursday, however, the Kremlin said that Putin’s meeting with Ambassador Antonov was not planned for the time being. According to the Interfax news agency, the Russian Foreign Ministry is expecting a US statement on Biden’s statements.
Russia’s embassy warns of the “collapse” of relations
Most recently, the Russian embassy in Washington warned of a “collapse” in US-Russia relations. “Certain ill-considered statements by high-ranking US officials have brought the already overly confrontational relationship to the brink of collapse,” it said, alluding to the Biden interview.
According to Deputy Head of Parliament Konstantin Kosachew, further steps by Russia could possibly follow if the US does not apologize for Biden’s remarks.
The US President had not only increased the pressure on Russia with the testimony about Putin. For the fact that, in the opinion of the US secret services, Russia wanted to influence the presidential election in order to help Donald Trump win, the country would “pay a price,” said Biden. When asked what the consequences would be, he said, “You will see shortly.”
Court extends house arrest for Navalny spokeswoman
In the past, Russia had often responded to pressure from Washington with counter pressure. Almost at the same time as Peskov’s statement, a court cracked down on a confidante of the imprisoned Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
House arrest for his close confidante and spokeswoman Kira Jarmysch was extended by a court until June 23. Jarmysch are accused of violating the corona requirements at a demonstration for Navalny.