Moscow: Russia said Thursday US President Joe Biden had no interest in improving ties with Russia after he referred to Vladimir Putin as a “killer”, sparking the biggest crisis in years between the former Cold War rivals.
Russia’s relationship with the West has eroded over a spate of disagreements, but relations plunged to new depths Wednesday after Biden agreed Putin was a “killer” in a US television interview.
“These statements from the president of the United States are very bad,” Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. “It is clear that he does not want to get the relationship with our country back on track, and we will proceed from that,” he added.
In the interview with ABC News on Wednesday Biden said Putin will “pay a price” for trying to undermine Biden’s candidacy in the US election in 2020.
Asked if he thought Putin is “a killer”, Biden said, “I do”.