Biden says Putin is executioner, Russia recalls ambassador to U.S.

U.S. President Joe Biden considers Russian President Vladimir Putin an “executioner” and that Russia will “pay the price” for interfering in the U.S. election again. In response, the Kremlin ordered the ambassador to Washington to be recalled for “consultations,” while Moscow said it wanted to “avoid irreversible relations between Russia and the United States.

According to a report by the U.S. national intelligence agency on Tuesday, Putin may have ordered an operation to interfere in the U.S. 2020 presidential election. In addition, Putin’s top opponent, Navalny, was jailed immediately upon his return to Russia after months of treatment in Germany for poisoning, which Putin is thought to have been involved in.

U.S. intelligence agencies ruled out China on the grounds that for Beijing, the outcome of the election, no matter who is president of the United States, will not be good for China.

In an ABC television interview with Biden, when the host asked Biden, “Do you think Putin is an executioner?” Biden said bluntly, “Yes.” The interview aired on Wednesday.

Russian authorities were outraged by Biden’s outright accusation that Putin is a murderer, with Russian State Duma Chairman Volodin saying, “Putin is our president, and to attack him is to attack our country.”

A Putin confidant in the Kremlin said, “By making such a statement, Biden insulted all our citizens of Russia.”

Since taking the White House, Biden has been tough on his Kremlin bosses compared to his predecessor Trump.

In 2017, the Fox News station asked Trump the same question, “Do you think Putin is an executioner?” Trump surprisingly asked back, “Many, many murderers, executioners, do you think our country is that innocent?”

Russia has been under sanctions from Europe and the United States since its annexation of Crimea.

Washington announced sanctions against seven top Russian officials in early March in response to the poisoning of Navalny.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced a ban on exports of sensitive products to Russia in response to Russia’s “use of chemical weapons.

In an exclusive interview, Biden said of Russia’s alleged interference in the 2020 U.S. election, “Russia is going to pay the price for this.” Referring to his first conversation with Putin since taking office, Biden told Putin, “I know you, you know me, and if I conclude that you did those things, you are prepared to suffer the consequences!”

A Kremlin spokesman countered that the U.S. allegations were baseless and that “Russia did not interfere in either the last U.S. election or the 2020 presidential election.”

The spokesman said the report is nothing more than a pretext for the U.S. to propose new sanctions against Russia.