Putin replies to Biden ‘killer’ remark
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday mocked US President Joe Biden over his “killer” remark however mentioned that Moscow wouldn’t sever ties with Washington over the spat.
Talking at an occasion marking seven years since Russia’s takeover of Crimea, Putin mentioned Moscow would proceed working with Washington however aimed a barb on the US chief.
“It takes one to know one,” Putin mentioned in televised remarks, utilizing a saying from his childhood.
“That’s not only a youngsters’s saying and a joke. There’s a deep psychological which means on this.
“We at all times see in one other individual our personal qualities and assume that he’s the identical as us.”
Putin added that he wished Biden, 78, good well being. “I’m saying this with out irony, not as a joke.”
In an interview with ABC Information on Wednesday, when requested if he thought Putin, who has been accused of ordering the poisoning of opposition determine Alexei Navalny, is “a killer”, Biden mentioned: “I do.”
The US president’s remarks sparked the most important disaster in bilateral relations in years, and later Wednesday Russia ordered its Washington ambassador again to Moscow for pressing consultations in an unprecedented transfer in latest diplomatic historical past.
Putin mentioned the US was “the one nation on this planet that used nuclear weapons”.
Russia, he added, is aware of the right way to “defend its pursuits” and can work with Washington on phrases which might be “useful” for Moscow.
“And so they’ll should cope with it.”