US President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin would suffer the consequences of Russia’s efforts to interfere in the 2020 US presidential election in favor of Donald Trump and, when asked if the Russian leader was a killer , he nodded.
“He will pay the price,” Biden told ABC News in an interview broadcast Wednesday (17), referring to actions allegedly taken by Moscow to influence the US election. Asked about the consequences, the Democrat replied: “You will find out soon”.
The statements by the US leader came after US intelligence released a report on Tuesday that Putin was behind Russian interference in the election that placed Biden in the White House, a charge Moscow considers unfounded .
At the same time, the US president stressed that there are issues of mutual interest that countries can work on together, such as the renewal of the Novo Start nuclear deal. He also added that the two leaders have a known record.
“I know him relatively well,” Biden said, “and the most important part of dealing with foreign leaders, in my experience, is just who the other guy is.” Finally, Biden said he still doesn’t believe the Russian leader has a soul and, asked if Putin was a murderer, replied: “I think so.”