Russia Recalls Ambassador to US After Biden’s Comments About Putin

Russia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to the United States, coinciding with comments made by President Joe Biden about Russian President Vladimir Putin saying he "will pay a price" and would face punitive actions in the future. The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, did not give specific reasons for the recall of Ambassador Anatoly Antonov but stressed that Moscow's relations with the United States are in a "difficult state," accusing Washington of bringing them "to a dead-end in recent years." “We are interested in preventing their irreversible degradation, if the Americans are aware of the associated risks,” Zakharova said. During an ABC News interview, Biden said Putin "will pay a price" after the U.S. intelligence community released a report saying that Putin allegedly authorized intelligence operations to influence the 2020 election to denigrate Biden and support former President Donald Trump. "You'll see shortly," he said about what he might do. The ...

Russia Recalls Ambassador to US After Biden’s Comments About
Putin
Russia on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to the United States, coinciding with comments made by President Joe Biden about Russian President Vladimir Putin saying he "will pay a price" and would face punitive actions in the future. The Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson, Maria Zakharova, did not give specific reasons for the recall of Ambassador Anatoly Antonov but stressed that Moscow's relations with the United States are in a "difficult state," accusing Washington of bringing them "to a dead-end in recent years." “We are interested in preventing their irreversible degradation, if the Americans are aware of the associated risks,” Zakharova said. During an ABC News interview, Biden said Putin "will pay a price" after the U.S. intelligence community released a report saying that Putin allegedly authorized intelligence operations to influence the 2020 election to denigrate Biden and support former President Donald Trump. "You'll see shortly," he said about what he might do. The ...