Russian President Russian President Vladimir Putin He referred for the first time to the statements of his American counterpart Joe BidenWho described him as a “killer” in a TV interview.
As for my colleague’s American statement, in fact, he said, we know each other personally. What would you answer? I tell him: Stay healthy! I wish you good health “, Putin said during a meeting with representatives of the public in the Crimea and Sevastopol.
“I mean that is without sarcasm, not a joke.”Added.
“This is the first. Second, if we talked extensively about it, that is what I would say. When we establish other people, or when we establish other countries, or other countries, We always look in the mirror, and we always see ourselves. “We are always changing someone else who we are,” the president said.
“I remember in my childhood, when we were arguing in the courtyard, we said, ‘Who’s saying that?’” And this is not a way to say, this is not just a joke, the psychological meaning of this is very deep. We always see our own qualities in another person and think that they are just like us. And based on that, we assess their actions, “Putin clarified his thinking.
Putin also noted “Exterminate the local population” Already during the evolution of the United States. “A very cruel period of slavery. ” He also talked about the movement The black lives movement is important How, he says, African Americans still face “injustices”.
The Russian President concluded by explaining this Moscow will not cut ties with Washington but what It will work with the United States when it is “good” for Russia.
“The United States as a whole is determined to establish relationships with us, but in those matters that concern the United States.” Putin said: “We (although they think we are like them) are other people. We have a different genetic, cultural and moral code, but we know how to defend our interests.” We will work with them however In those areas in which we care about ourselves and in the circumstances that we consider beneficial to us. And they will have to take this into account, despite all attempts to stop our development. Despite the punishments and insults, they will have to take this into account. ”
yesterday, Biden responded in the affirmative when asked whether he considered Putin a murderer. At the same time, he added, the United States plans to continue cooperation with Russia in areas where countries have common interests, for example, in nuclear disarmament.
‘Very bad’ remarks
Earlier, the Kremlin called it “Very bad” Biden remarks He said that They show that the US president does not want to improve relations with Russia.
“I will only say that these are very bad statements by the President of the United States. They are showing that they do not want to improve relations with our country, and from now on we will build on them. “Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in his daily press conference.
Peskov added that What happened did not happen “unprecedented in history.” Relations between the two countries.
“These relationships are very bad,” The spokesman added, who stressed that the question of how to improve it should not be brought up to Russia.
Putin’s spokesman left an unanswered question about the possibility of severing diplomatic ties with Washington.
“At the moment, I have nothing to add about it. I’ve already told you what we’re going to start from now.”, He said.
For her part, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry said, Maria ZagarovaHe said that Moscow is awaiting clarifications from the United States of Biden’s words on Putin.
This Wednesday, in the first reaction to Biden’s statements, Russia has recalled its ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, to Moscow for consultations“In order to analyze what needs to be done and in what direction to progress in the context of relations with the United States,” the Russian Foreign Ministry declared.
This is an unprecedented fact in the relations between the two countries, It was described today as “the only action feasible in this specific case.” By the Vice President of the Russian Senate, Konstantin Kosashov.
“Pulling an ambassador out is a very strong measure, since in reality there is only a breakdown of diplomatic relations.”The senator said, citing the agency Interfax.
He added that he trusts the Americans to understand thatS “a red line, and behind it the collapse of relations, de jure or de facto (…), and confrontation on all fronts that no one will like.”