United States President Joe Biden states that he agrees with the opinion that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a ”killer”.
Biden said this during an interview with ABC News broadcast o Wednesday, adding that Putin would “pay a price” for attempting to ruin his candidacy in the 2020 US election as claimed by a new US intelligence report.
When queried if he agrees that Putin, who reportedly deals ruthlessly with his opponents, is “a killer,” Biden said, “I do.”
The statement marked a stark contrast with predecessor Donald Trump’s steadfast refusal to say anything negative about the Russian president.
Joe’s remark about the Russian president contradicts that of Donald Trump, who refuses to say anything negative about him.
The US President said he spoke with Putin in January after assuming office.
“We had a long talk, he and I, I know him relatively well,” Biden said.
“The conversation started off, I said, ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish this occurred, then be prepared,” Biden said.
Biden did explain if he meant Russia interfering in the US election or other behavior to which the US objects, such as poisoning and jailing of Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny.
Russia reacts in anger to Bidens’ comments on Putin being a killer.
“Biden insulted the citizens of our country with his statement,” the speaker of the lower house of parliament, Vyacheslav Volodin, wrote on his Telegram channel, adding that attacks on Putin are “attacks on our country.”