Kremlin says Biden does not want to improve ties with Russian Federation

Kremlin says Biden does not want to improve ties with Russian Federation”

Putin ruled out severing ties with the USA completely and said they would continue working with the country on terms "beneficial" to Russian Federation. The U.S. State Department did not reciprocate by recalling its own ambassador to Moscow.

Russian President Vladimir Putin says remarks made about him by US President Joe Biden reflect the past and current problems of the United States.

Russian Federation has invited Ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov back to Moscow for clarifications "in order to analyse what needs to be done in the context of relations with the United States".

Mr Putin said he last spoke to Mr Biden over the phone at the United States president's request and now he proposed they had another conversation, on Friday or Monday, to be held by video-link and broadcast live.

"We always see in another person our own qualities and think that they are the same as us", Putin said in televised remarks.

"That's not just a children's saying and a joke. There's a deep psychological meaning in this".

Before issuing the discussion challenge, Putin reacted to Biden's comment earlier with a playground retort: "I know you are, but what am I".

"I know him [Putin] relatively well", Biden said, recalling his conversation with the Russian ruler in January 2021.

In the interview with ABC News on Wednesday, Biden said Putin would "pay a price" for trying to undermine Biden's candidacy in the USA election in 2020.

His comments stood in stark contrast with his predecessor, Donald Trump, who was often accused of going soft on Putin.

However, he did stress that it can be assumed that the USA would use "very clear language" to address problems in the relationship with Russian Federation.

Kremlin says Biden does not want to improve ties with Russian Federation

"The Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, has been invited to come to Moscow for consultations conducted with the aim of analyzing what should be done and where to go in the context of ties with the United States", the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Putin said, citing racial injustice and police brutality.

"I'll say only that these remarks by the USA president are very bad".

"It is clear that he does not want to get the relationship with our country back on track, and we will proceed from that", he added.

Shortly before Mr Putin's remarks, his spokesman said Mr Biden's comments showed he had no interest in fixing ties with Moscow, which are strained by everything from Syria to Ukraine to Russia's jailing of opposition politician Alexei Navalny.

The embassy warned that Washington had pushed bilateral ties to the brink.

"Certain ill-considered statements of high-ranking USA officials have put the already excessively confrontational relations under the threat of collapse", it said.

Moscow and Washington share a mutual distrust that flared after the Kremlin's annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014.

"On March 20, Ambassador of Russian Federation to the United States Anatoly Antonov is leaving for Moscow for consultations", the embassy said in a statement early Thursday.

Biden's comments were aired as the US Commerce Department announced it was toughening export restrictions imposed on Russian Federation as punishment for Navalny's poisoning in August.

Commenting on the Russian move Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki emphasized that "we will be direct, we will speak out on areas where we have concerns, and it will certainly be, as the president said last night - certainly, the Russians will be held accountable for the actions that they have taken".

"Such statements are unacceptable in any circumstances and will inevitably sharply damage our bilateral ties", he wrote on Facebook.

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