Biden’s statement against Putin: Russia has recalled its ambassador to the United States.
Russia has recalled its ambassador to the United States following a statement by Biden against President Vladimir Putin, raising tensions between the two countries.
Russia has summoned its ambassador to discuss future relations with the United States, according to Reuters.
Russia’s foreign ministry said in a statement that its ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, had been recalled to Moscow to discuss the future of Russia’s relations with the United States.
The State Department said the move was aimed at ensuring bilateral relations to prevent irreparable damage.
State Department spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the important thing for us is to find a way to fix the difficult Russia-US relationship that Washington has taken to dangerous extremes in recent years.
“If Americans are aware of the dangers involved, we want to avoid their irreparable ridicule,” he said.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov expressed frustration at Biden calling Putin a “murderer” and said the words were “very bad” and without evidence.
He said Russia would review its behavior in its relations.
It may be recalled that US President Joe Biden had warned his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in an interview yesterday that he would have to pay the price for his efforts to interfere in the US presidential election.
Joe Biden had said that directing Russian President Putin to work for Trump in the 2020 US presidential election would have consequences and that the time would come soon.
“I know him better. In my experience, the most important thing in dealing with foreign leadership is to have information about the other side,” he said.
Earlier, a US intelligence report said Putin was behind Moscow’s attempts to interfere in the US presidential election, a charge Russia has denied.
Referring to Putin during the interview, the US president had said that the Russian president had no mercy and when Biden was asked if he considered Putin a murderer, his clear answer was “I think so”.
In September 2020, the US Treasury Department’s Office of External Assets Control (OFAC) banned four people from Russia for allegedly interfering in the US election.
A statement from the State Department said, “The OFAC has banned Andreel Durkech from attempting to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election under Executive Order 13848.”
Explaining the allegations, he said: “Durkitche has close ties to Russian intelligence agencies and is part of a campaign directed by Russia to influence American voters.”