Open allegations and threats of sanctions from one side – poisoned arrows on the other side: Relations between the United States and Russia are more tense than they have been in years. Now the Russian president has it Vladimir Putin Refill it again.
I am Russian State television defeated Putin in front of his counterpart in Washington, Joe BidenFor a live discussion. Putin said he called Biden to “continue our discussion, but on the condition that we do so live, or whatever it is you call on the Internet.” He smugly added that on the weekend he wanted to “go to the taiga to relax a little.” But he will have time on a Friday or Monday.
Putin’s offer is unlikely to be taken seriously – rather, it should be interpreted as yet another nonsense against the president of the United States. There was recently an open verbal exchange of blows across the media between Putin and Biden. Biden spokeswoman Gene Psaki made it clear in Washington that Biden did not regret calling Putin in an interview. Called “the killer” to have. Psaki said Biden “gave a direct answer to a direct question.”
US Secretary of State warns pipeline companies
In an initial reaction, Putin showed himself unimpressed by Biden’s verbal attack and declared that he wanted to forge future relations with Washington in favor of Moscow only. After Biden declared that he considered Putin a “murderer,” the Kremlin chief said in a televised address that no one should infer others from himself.
Putin also wished Biden, the 78-year-old “ Healthy health, Without any mockery, “then he stressed that Moscow will not intimidate Washington. He said,” We will defend our interests and work with them on terms that benefit us. “
The United States of America Meanwhile, they are threatening again to impose sanctions in the Nord Stream 2. Case. The Biden government has asked companies to withdraw from building a German-Russian gas pipeline to the Baltic Sea. City police Anthony Blink He repeated the warning on Thursday that “any company involved in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline risks imposing US sanctions and must stop work on the pipeline immediately.”
Track efforts to complete the project and evaluate information about companies “that appear to be involved”. Blinken confirmed that the Biden administration would enforce the Nord Stream 2 sanctions laws that were passed by the US Congress with a bipartisan majority.
He was among the ranks of the Republicans in the US Congress Pressure on the government Democratic US President Joe Biden grew up to impose new sanctions. So far, US has only 2 due to Nord Stream Sanctions against the Russian company KVT-RUS, which operates the Fortuna extension vessel, was imposed by US Republican President Donald Trump’s administration shortly before the end of its term in January.