US President Joe Biden on Wednesday accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of being a “murderer” and warned that he “will pay the consequences” if it is proven that he interfered in the US elections.
In a televised interview on Wednesday, Biden was asked whether he considered Putin “a murderer” and replied in the affirmative. “Yes, I think so,” said the American President.
On the day that a report by the American intelligence services revealed that Putin gave instructions to harm Biden in his candidacy for the White House last November, the American President warned the Russian leader that “he will soon pay a price” for his actions.
“We had a long conversation, he and I. I know him well,” said Biden, during the television interview where he was committed to showing more firmness before the Kremlin than his predecessor, Donald Trump.
“At the beginning of the conversation, I said to him: I know you and you know me. But if I come to the conclusion that you did that, get ready,” said Biden, referring to the telephone conversation he had with the Russian President, days after arriving at the White House, in which they talked about Russian interference in the American presidential elections.
Moscow has already responded to Biden’s interview and to Putin’s accusation of being a murderer, considering the words of the US President “an attack” against Russia.
“It is hysteria due to impotence. Putin is our President. And an attack on him is an attack on our country,” wrote Viatheeslav Volodine, president of the lower house of the Russian Parliament, in his Telegram social network account.
“With his statements, Biden insulted the citizens of our country,” added Volodine, who was already number two in the Russian government between 2011 and 2016.
The Kremlin has also rejected US intelligence services’ accusations of interference in presidential elections, considering them a pretext for encouraging new economic sanctions against Russia.
An intelligence services assessment, which has now been disqualified, reveals that the Kremlin and the Iranian government tried to help Trump defeat Democratic opponent Joe Biden in the November 3 presidential election.
The report released today by the office of the US Director of National Intelligence shows that there was an attempt on the part of the Russian and Iranian governments to undermine confidence in the results of the US presidential elections, as well as to defame Joe Biden, with the direct authorization of Vladimir Putin.