Wednesday, 05 May, 2021


Erdogan says Biden comments on Putin 'unacceptable'

Putin responds to Biden calling him a killer: 'Takes one to know one' Putin offers direct talks with Biden, says no need for insults
Hannah Rogers | 19 March, 2021, 17:25

The exchange stemmed from an ABC News interview the President gave last Wednesday, in which Biden was pressed on whether he thought Putin had poisoned the Russian leader's opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

On Thursday, Putin mocked Biden's comments by saying "it takes one to know one" and wishing the 78-year-old "good health". "But, you know, again, we have our freedoms and we have to live by that, and I agree with that also", Trump said in remarks on Fox News earlier this week.

"It would be unwise for President Biden to ignore Putin's invitation to talk".

Putin, responding to Biden's characterisation of him, said he knew the USA leader personally, and, in an apparent reference to Biden's age (78), said he sincerely wished him good health. The two leaders last spoke by telephone on January 26, days after Biden took office.

"We are ready any time that is convenient for the American side", Putin added.

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Biden was also asked if he believed Putin was a "killer" to which he answered affirmatively.

"Putin said that despite everything there's no point in playing at megaphone diplomacy and trading barbs". I would tell him: stay healthy!

Meanwhile, per Forbes, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday that the president does not regret using the language he did about the Russian president in the ABC interview. "The psychological meaning here is very deep", Putin said, per Reuters. "The president will of course be in Georgia tomorrow and quite busy".

"Since there were others who believed the story and in so doing, took the focus off how the Democrats lost an election to Donald Trump and the Republicans, it remains a convenient distraction for continued failures of either the Democrats or the Republicans to take care of the vast majority of people in the USA either through the establishment of a living wage or a national health insurance program and more", she said.

Russian Federation recalled its ambassador to the United States and unleashed a storm of derision aimed at President Biden after he said in a television interview that he thought President Vladimir V. Putin was a killer.

Peskov was asked about the new Cold War between the two countries. We always see ourselves. "As far as Russian Federation is concerned, President Putin has clearly stated his desire to continue ties...", he said.

The impetus for the verbal clash was a declassified report Tuesday released by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Putin said he had last spoken to Biden by phone at the United States president's request and that he now proposed they had another conversation, on Friday or Monday, to be held by video-link and broadcast live.

Russian Federation is preparing to be hit by a new round of USA sanctions in the coming days over the United States allegations of election interference and hacking.

"These are very bad statements by the President of the United States", Kremlin spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov said in response.

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