Putin on Thursday responded to Biden calling him a killer by saying it takes one to know one.
The White House made it clear Thursday that Biden did not regret his comments but noted that the U.S was still hopeful of the possibility to work with Russia on areas of mutual interest."
Angela Stent, a Georgetown University government professor and Russia expert, predicted that the developments would have a “dampening effect” on U.S.-Russia relations in the near term.
metmike: You think?
Still, she anticipated that both sides could still work together on areas like climate change.
metmike: Putin understands what's going on(Biden is part of the charade) Putin is sitting on top of much of the worlds fossil fuels and living in one of the worlds coldest climates. Global warming and fossil fuels are the best things that ever happened to Russia!
Vladimir Putin criticises Greta Thunberg's UN speech on climate change
Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has criticised Greta Thunberg's speech about climate change.
Biden spoke out about the Russian president in an ABC News interview this week.
Biden’s remarks in the ABC interview that aired Wednesday has triggered a furious reaction from Russia’s government, which unleashed a barrage of criticism and took the extraordinary step of recalling its ambassador back to Moscow for "consultations" over the comments.
But while Putin has presented himself as responding with good humor, the rest of the Russian government has reacted with a torrent of outrage against Biden, who in the ABC interview also warned Putin would “pay a price” for meddling in American elections.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday that Biden’s words had confirmed for them that Biden has no interest in improving relations with Russia.
"I'll say only that these remarks by the U.S. president are very bad. He definitely doesn't want to normalize relations with our country. And we'll be acting based precisely on this premise," Peskov said."
The move to recall its ambassador is almost unheard of in recent U.S.-Russian relations. The last time Russia recalled its ambassador for consultations was reportedly in 1998 in protest over the bombing of Iraq ordered by then-President Bill Clinton.
The Russian embassy in Washington D.C. said the ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, would leave Saturday. It said Antonov’s would have a meeting with the foreign ministry in Moscow to “discuss ways to rectify Russia-U.S. ties that are in crisis.”
Maria Zakharova, a spokesperson for Russia’s foreign ministry, said in a statement, “We are interested in not allowing the irreversible degradation” of relations with the U.S. “If the American realize the risks connected with that.”
The reaction to Biden’s comments highlighted the tense relations between Russia and the U.S. that appear likely only to worsen in the coming weeks
metmike: Just great. Only in office for 2 months and Biden has ignited a new Cold War and created a serious foreign enemy.
"Joe Biden’s move to cancel a controversial pipeline project has hit Canada like “like a gut punch”, according to one political leader, and left the country to weigh the future prospects of its ailing oil and gas industry.
On 20 January, one of the US president’s first executive orders was to reverse approval of the Keystone XL pipeline, making good on a campaign promise to kill the project as part of a broader strategy to address the climate crisis.
Environmental groups in Canada have applauded the decision, but the cancellation has left the country’s western provinces in disbelief.
“The Biden administration refuses to give this country sufficient respect to hear us out on this pipeline. In that policy context then, yes, there absolutely must be reprisals,” Alberta’s premier, Jason Kenney, told CBC News. “We need to stand up for ourselves.”
The outspoken provincial leader, who called the decision a “gut punch”, has largely tied his province’s prosperity to the success of oil and gas projects – and demanded that the prime minister, Justin Trudeau, move swiftly to reverse the decision.
“Obviously the decision on Keystone XL is a very difficult one for workers in Alberta and Saskatchewan who’ve had many difficult hits,” Trudeau told reporters last week, adding that it would be a top priority in his first call with Biden. But Trudeau has stopped short of endorsing Kenney’s calls for “economic sanctions” against Canada’s largest trading partner."
metmike: Trump ticked off plenty of foreign leaders too but it was usually because he was renegotiating a deal or standing up for the US to make things better for Americans.
Biden is doing it and also screwing Americans at the same time.
A lose, lose deal for the US.