The Kremlin on Thursday said that the US
President Joe Biden’s ‘killer’ remark on Russian President Vladimir Putin gives
a clear message that Washington has no interest in improving strained ties between
the US and Russia. The statement came after Biden on Wednesday said he agrees with the assessment that his Russian counterpart
is a “killer”, reported AFP.
statements from the president of the United States are very bad. It is clear
that he does not want to get the relationship with our country back on track,
and we will proceed from that,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told
Biden, in an interview with ABC News broadcast, also said Putin would “pay a price” for trying to interfere in US Presidential elections and undermine his candidacy as alleged in a new US intelligence report.
On being asked if he thinks Putin is a killer, Biden confirmed, “I do”. Biden’s statement on his Russian counterpart is contrary to his predecessor Donald Trump’s, who at any point of his presidency refused to say anything negative about the Russian president.
US President also revealed that he had spoken to Putin in January after assuming the office. He said, “We had a long talk, he and I, I know him relatively well. The conversation started off, I said, ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, then be prepared.”
Meanwhile, speaker of the lower house of Russian parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin in response to Biden’s remark said, “Biden insulted the citizens of our country with his statement,” adding that attacks on Putin are “attacks on our country.”