Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Forget about comity in CongressRussia recalls ambassador after Biden says Putin will ‘pay a price’ for interferenceBiden imposes more sanctions on Russia over Navalny poisoningMORE wished President BidenJoe BidenThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Forget about comity in CongressBorder surge scrambles Senate immigration debateGOP looks to measures barring trans athletes to rally votersMORE good heath after Biden agreed Putin was a killer during an interview on ABC News.
I would say to him: I wish you good health, Putin said, according to Bloomberg News.
The comments came during a televised video conference in celebration of Russias annexation of Crimea, according to the news outlet. Putin said that Russia would have to work with U.S. on its common interests despite their differences.
Although they think we are the same as them, we are different people, we have a different genetic and cultural-moral code, Putin said, according to Bloomberg. But we know how to defend our own interests, and we will work with them but in those areas in which we are interested and on terms we consider favorable for us. And they will have to reckon with that.
During the ABC News interview,George StephanopoulosGeorge Robert StephanopoulosOvernight Defense: Biden casts doubt on Afghanistan withdrawal by May | US-China tensions high ahead of first meeting of Biden administration | Minorities underrepresented in military academy nominationsOn The Money: IRS plans to extend tax filing deadline to mid-May | Powell voices cautious optimism | Treasury has sent out 90 million stimulus paymentsThe Hill’s 12:30 Report Presented by Facebook Biden’s sit-down interview with George StephanopoulosMORE asked Biden if he thought Putin was a killer, Biden said I do.
Konstantin Kosachyov, deputy chairman of the Russian parliaments upper house, demanded that Biden apologize for the remark. Putins spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said that Biden made clear that he doesnt want to normalize relations with Russia.
Biden also warned during the interview that Putin would pay a price for Russias efforts to interfere in the 2020 presidential election.
Russias foreign ministry recalled its ambassador to the U.S., Anatoly Antonov, following the remarks, saying in a statement that he was summoned for consultations in order to analyze what needs to be done in the context of relations with the United States.
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