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Russia Recalls Ambassador After President Biden Calls Putin A ‘Killer’ With No Soul

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Russian President Vladimir Putin recalled the country’s ambassador to the U. S. Wednesday, hours after President Joe Biden called Putin a “killer” without a human soul.

Biden’s comments came on the heels of a report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) detailing both Russian and Iranian efforts to influence the 2020 election. The Kremlin ordered ambassador Anatoly Antonov to return to Russia from Washington, D. C. for “consultations” on how to address the spiraling relations with the U.S.

“We are interested in preventing their irreversible degradation, if the Americans are aware of the associated risks,” Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Axios.

“I said I know you and you know me,” Biden said during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos.

“You said you know he doesn’t have a soul,” Stephanopoulos responded.

“I did say that to him, yes. And his response was that we understand one another,” Biden said.

“So you know Vladamir Putin, you think he’s a killer?” Stephanopoulos asked.

President Biden tells @GStephanopoulos that he once looked Russian President Putin in the eye and told him “I don’t think you have a soul” to which Putin responded “we understand each other.” p… (Read more)

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