Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in its relations with Washington, Moscow “always hopes for the best, but is always prepared for the worst”
“We, of course, always hope for the best, but we are always prepared for the worst at that. As for the Russian Federation, the president has made clear his desire to continue relations between the two countries no matter what, because it is not only in the interests of our two countries, but in the interests of the whole world”, – Peskov said.
However, the spokesman stressed that Moscow “cannot ignore Mr. Biden’s words.” Earlier, White House chief Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “murderer” and the Russian leadership would “pay” for allegedly interfering in the US election, which took place in November 2020.
Putin later took the initiative to have an open conversation with Biden to end the game of “megaphone diplomacy”, but the US leader refused to have a debate with his Russian counterpart. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said “the president is busy”.US missile cruiser heads for Black Sea