Less than two months after taking office, the American president bluntly attacked the Russian president, calling him a “killer” and promising that “he will pay.”
There is a new conflict between Moscow and Washington. Less than two months after Joe Biden took office, the U.S. President bluntly attacked Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling him a “killer” and promised to be suspected of interfering with the 2020 U.S. President “Pay” for the general election, as disclosed by the United States. intelligence.
In an interview with ABC Biden, Putin “will pay”, “We had a long conversation (at the end of January), and he and I…I know him very well. The conversation started like this. : I said: “I know you, and you know me. If I see this happen, please be prepared,'” Biden said.
The White House’s No. 1 statement was issued after the release of the US intelligence report. According to this intelligence, Putin approved the strategy of denying Biden in the presidential election to benefit Donald Trump, which created a sense of mistrust in the election system.
Moscow’s reaction to Biden’s remarks came soon. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the Duma of the Russian Parliament, said in his speech that the statement of the Russian head of state was an “attack on the Russians” and a “hysterical response” of the United States. Telegram channel.
“Biden’s statement insulted the citizens of our country”, “Putin is our president, and an attack on him is an attack on Russia.” The leader “a country that claims to defend democratic principles and morals cannot do this. No one is authorized to talk about our head of state in this way.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to the accusations of the intelligence report in the morning, saying that Moscow was not trying to influence the US presidential election, thus defining the report as unfounded. “We do not agree with the conclusions of this report regarding our country. Russia has not interfered in previous elections, nor has it interfered with the 2020 election mentioned in this report. Russia has nothing to do with the candidates. In this regard, we believe that this report is It is incorrect and absolutely unfounded,” Peskov told reporters.
The Kremlin spokesperson also pointed out that in recent years, every US president has begun to impose sanctions on Moscow, saying that the actions of the Russian opposition are “unpredictable.”
According to the report, Russia’s goal is not limited to destroying Biden’s candidacy and helping Trump’s re-election. US intelligence agencies have discovered that Moscow will also seek to undermine “public confidence in the election process. America.”
Russia announced that it had once again recalled its ambassador to Washington to discuss relations with the United States, but emphasized the need to prevent “irreversible deterioration” of relations. Prior to the announcement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, US President Joe Biden said that Russia “will pay the price for meddling in the US election” and agreed with the assessment that former Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “murderer.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said: “Russian Ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, was invited to Moscow for consultations with the purpose of analyzing what should be done and where to go in the context of relations with the United States.” Russian Foreign Minister Maria Zakharova issued a statement. Zakharova said that the most important thing for Moscow is to determine how to mend Russia-US relations. “In recent years, Washington has completely pushed this relationship to a dead end.”
The spokesperson said that Russia is interested in preventing “if Americans understand the risks associated with it, relations between the two countries will irreversibly deteriorate.” The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not imply Biden’s remarks about Putin, but he said that Moscow wanted to analyze the results of Biden’s first 100 days in office.
(With source Askanews)