WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Joe Biden has mentioned Russian President Vladimir Putin will face penalties for main efforts to shift the 2020 U.S. presidential election to Donald Trump, and that they’ll come quickly.
“He pays a value,” Biden informed ABC Information in an interview that aired Wednesday. Requested in regards to the penalties, he replied: “You will notice quickly.”
His feedback come after a U.S. intelligence report on Tuesday bolstered long-standing allegations that Putin was behind Moscow’s election meddling, a cost Russia has referred to as baseless.
On the similar time, Biden famous that “there are locations the place it’s in our mutual curiosity to work collectively” such because the renewal of the START nuclear deal, including that the 2 leaders have a identified historical past.
“I do know him comparatively properly,” Biden mentioned, including that “an important factor about overseas leaders in my expertise … is simply to know the opposite man.”
Of Putin, Biden mentioned he did not assume the Russian chief had a soul. When requested if he thought Putin was a killer, he replied to ABC: “Sure.”
(Reporting by Doina Chiacu and Susan Heavey; Enhancing by Andrew Heavens)