Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday was asked by an interviewer if he was a “killer,” an idea that he laughed off.  This was ahead of his meeting with US President Joe Biden.

“When President Trump was told you are a killer, he didn’t deny it. When President Biden was asked whether he believes you are a killer, he said, ‘I do.’ Mr. President, are you a killer?” NBC reporter Keir Simmons asked, referring to accusations that he ordered the assassinations of his dissenters.

The President laughed at the question before replying, “Over my tenure, I’ve gotten used to attacks from all kinds of angles and from all kinds of areas under all kinds of pretext and reasons and at different caliber and fierceness, and none of it surprises me.”

He then sidestepped the question saying, “Sentiments in terms of who calls someone what kind of labels, this is not something I worry about in the least.”

However, it didn’t end there. The interviewer then read out a list of Russian critics who had been allegedly assassinated and asked the President if they were all “coincidences.”

“I don’t want to come across as being rude, but this looks like some kind of indigestion, except that it’s verbal indigestion,” Putin said, laughing again at the interviewer’s question.

“You mentioned many individuals who did suffer and perished at different points in time for various reasons at the hands of different individuals,” he added.