US President Joe Biden had a long phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin in January after taking over the presidency from Donald Trump. Recently Biden called Putin a “killer” and warned him of strict actions.
Excerpts of Biden-Putin phone call
It was a long call but intimidating for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Biden said that he knew Putin and Putin knew him. Biden further said that if he established something then Putin should be ready to face repercussions. But Biden took the first step to start the agreement to continue working in the areas where both the countries have to work together.
Why did Biden call Putin “killer”?
It was during an interview to ABC News when Biden was asked about Putin’s role in poisoning Alexei Navalny and other rivals that Biden said yes, he thought Putin was a “killer”. Biden’s comments were followed by the US Commerce Department toughening export restrictions on Russia for poisoning Navalny.
What did Biden mean by saying “know the other guy”?
Joe Biden said that learned tough political lessons in his five-decade political career including Vice President of America. He said that the most important thing to deal with awful people was to “just know the other guy”.
What are the allegations against Putin?
Joe Biden accused the Russian President of meddling in the US Presidential elections, poisoning Navalny and announcing booties on US troops in Afghanistan. Russia immediately called its US envoy for talks to Moscow. Russia also said that ties with the US fully rest with the Americans.