Moscow | The Russian ambassador to Washington will leave for Moscow on Saturday to hold consultations on the future of Russian-American relations, after Joe Biden said he believed his counterpart, Vladimir Putin, was a “killer.”
“Lors de rencontres au ministère russe des Affaires étrangères et avec d’autres organizations, il sera question des moyens de corriger la relation russo-américaine en crise”, a écrit dans la nuit de mercredi à jeudi l’ambassade russe aux États-Unis-Unis in Facebook.
According to her, “the reckless statements of US officials risk causing the collapse of the already conflicting relations.”
The Russian diplomat said it had “invited” its ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, to return to Moscow for talks after the US president responded positively on Wednesday to a journalist who asked him if Mr. Putin was a murderer.
Then he said that he wanted the Russian president to pay the price for interfering in the 2016 and 2020 US elections.
The Kremlin did not immediately respond to these comments.
Such a summons of the ambassador, even if it is officially considered to be an invitation from Moscow, is a rarity in Russian diplomatic work.
Russian House of Representatives Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin on Wednesday rebuked him to the US president for “insulting” all Russians and “attacking” his country.
Senate Vice President Konstantin Kosachev asked him for “clarifications and apologies.”
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