Russia’s foreign ministry handed the US ambassador in Moscow a note of protest over Joe Biden’s “unacceptable” remarks about Putin
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The “unacceptable” remarks of the US President Joe Biden about his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have left the bilateral relations between the countries “on the brink of collapse,” Russia’s Foreign Ministry has said.
The ministry was referring to comments made last week by Biden calling Putin a “war criminal,” a “murderous dictator” and “a pure thug” in response to Russia’s military offensive in Ukraine. On Monday, the US Ambassador in Moscow John Sullivan was summoned to the foreign ministry there, and “was handed a note of protest” over Biden’s “unacceptable” statements.
Such statements by the US president are “unworthy of a statesman of such a high rank” and have brought US-Russia relations to “the brink of collapse,” the ministry said in a statement on Monday.