Warsaw/Moscow, March 27: US President Joe Biden on Saturday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “butcher” after meeting with refugees in Warsaw, Poland, in sharp criticism of the Russian leader’s actions in Ukraine which have seen million refugees flee to neighboring countries, CNN reported.
During his visit, reporters asked Biden what seeing Ukrainian refugees at Stadion Narodowy made him think of as he deals with Putin every day.
Biden replied, “He’s a butcher,” CNN reported.
After initially seeking to minimize a personal rivalry between him and PutinBiden has escalated his rhetoric against Putin over the past 10 days.
Last week, Biden first called Putin a “war criminal” and then later called him “a murderous dictator, a pure thug who is waging an immoral war against the people of Ukraine.”
He also called the Russian invasion of Ukraine “inhumane”, CNN reported.
Biden’s new slurs further narrow the window of opportunity to improve Russian-US relations. This was stated by Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, RT reported.
“Of course, such personal insults reduce the window of opportunity for our bilateral relations under the current United States administration. We must be aware of this,” he said.
Peskov noted that the head of state must remain sober.