On March 17, US President Joseph Biden called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer” and claimed that Russia should be held accountable for meddling in American elections.
The day before, the US Intelligence declassified a report saying that Moscow tried to help Donald Trump to be reelected.
Meanwhile, it was noted in the document that neither the US Department of Justice nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Homeland Security and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency found no evidence of foreign influence on the presidential election results.
Putin “will pay a price” for the interference, Biden said in his interview with ABC News. After ABC News Chief Anchor asked Biden if he believes Putin is “a killer,” Biden murmured agreement and said “I do.”
Biden said that in a past conversation with Putin, he told him that he “looked in your eyes and I don’t think you have a soul.”
In response to alleged interference, Washington has already announced a new set of anti-Russian sanctions, expending those introduced on March 2 that should become operative tomorrow.
The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will expand export restrictions on Russia pursuant to a March 2, 2021 determination by the Secretary of State that the Government of Russia has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical or biological weapons against its own nationals.
Biden is actively looking for a resonant scandal in order to justify the offensive policy of his administration towards Russia. It is highly likely that new sanctions are not the price that Biden wants Moscow to pay, as they already have no significant effect on Russian economy. Under this pretext, for example the collective West may push Kiev to launch a large-scale attack in Donbass.
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