(Moscow, Russia) – The government of President Vladimir Putin entered into a war of words with Joe Biden on Friday, issuing a lung response to the US president’s earlier statement about his Russian counterpart.
In comments to reporters, Biden called Putin a “war criminal” and a “murderous dictator” for the reported actions of some of his troops serving in Ukraine after the attack late last month. Russian forces have reportedly attacked civilian targets in various Ukrainian cities, killing women and children.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in Moscow: “We have heard and seen statements that are a personal insult to President Putin.
“This kind of annoyance of Mr. Biden, his fatigue and sometimes the forgetfulness that leads to aggressive rhetoric, we will not evaluate harshly, so that there is no further aggression.”
Peskov added, “We consider such statements by the head of state unacceptable and unforgivable, whose bombs have killed thousands of people around the world.”
On Thursday, Putin delivered a speech to the Russian people that generally exploded in the West and some observers called it “Stalinsk,” as Fox News reported:
Vladimir Putin has been adapting his rhetoric since the stalled invasion of Ukraine, touching on Stalinist nostalgia and patriotic themes to increase public support for the war, which he called a “special military operation” and was launched as a defensive measure.
In a speech on Thursday, he slammed “Stalin-Esk” with a dog whistle and, according to a translation of his commentary, warned Russian “tricks and traitors” about a “fifth column” that serves to undermine his ambitions.
“The West, collectively, is trying to dismantle our society in order to provoke a civil conflict in Russia through the fifth column,” he said. “The goal is the collapse of Russia.”
He called for a “self-purification” to liberate his country from the voices of critics of his war efforts and accused the West of “canceling” Russia on the world stage. He further added that Europe had “united” with “Hitler’s aggression” against his country.
When he spoke, a banner on the stage read in Russian, “For a world without Nazism”; Before sending his troops to Ukraine, he claimed that Kyiv was being run by “neo-Nazis” and “drug addicts”.
“The Russian people will always be able to distinguish true patriots from cunning and traitors, and will only spit at them like an insect that accidentally flew and got stuck in your mouth,” Putin continued. “I am convinced that a necessary self-purification of society will only strengthen our country, our solidarity and readiness to face any challenge.”
Biden blasted Russia after a video speech by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to U.S. lawmakers and condemned Putin’s attack on Wednesday, which included a fervent plea for help. In response, Biden announced. The United States is sending $ 800 million in military aid to Ukraine – a package that includes anti-aircraft, anti-armor weapons, body armor, firearms and drones.
“Putin is wreaking havoc in Ukraine, bombing apartment buildings, maternity wards and hospitals. I mean, it’s God-fearing, “Biden said.” The world is united in our support of Ukraine and in our determination to pay a heavy price for Putin. “
Following the remarks, White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said in a briefing that Biden’s remarks “speak for themselves,” but added that some legal action is being taken at the State Department.
“He was speaking from his heart and from what we saw on television, which is the brutal act of a brutal dictator attacking a foreign country,” Saki said.
Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will not comment earlier this week on how the Ukraine war will affect future U.S.-Russian relations.
“Our focus is on ending this war,” he said. “I do not want to speculate about the future, but one way or another there will be accountability for this war of aggression.”
Kremlin blasts Biden after calling Putin ‘war criminal’, ‘murderous dictator’