US President Joe Biden said he agreed that his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, was a “killer” and warned that he would “pay the consequences” for his attempt to undermine his candidacy in the 2020 elections. These statements during an interview broadcast on Wednesday by ABC and Russia warned that they constituted an “attack.” Against that country.
Biden’s claims contrast with the firm refusal of his predecessor, Donald Trump, to say anything negative about the Russian president. The Democrat was asked during the interview, “Do you think he is a murderer?” He replied, “Yes, I do.”
Biden and Putin spoke in January after the Democrat arrived at the White House. “We’ve talked a long time, and I and I know him relatively well,” said Biden, who was Barack Obama’s vice president between 2009 and 2017.
According to Biden, he said in this call: “I know you and you know me. If you prove that this has happened, be prepared.”
Biden did not specify whether he was referring to Russia’s interference in the US elections or any other behavior that the United States suspects. Among other things, Washington accuses the Kremlin of poisoning and imprisoning Russian opponent Alexei Navalny.
In Russia, they did not care about the response to such a statement by the President of the United States. “Biden insulted the citizens of our country with his statement,” the Speaker of Parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, wrote on his Telegram channel, adding that the attacks on Putin were “attacks on our country.”