MOSCOW, March 18. /TASS/. US President Joe Biden’s remarks addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin are in fact personal insults, but the Kremlin will not respond to them with strong comments, bearing in mind the US leader’s fatigue, irritability and forgetfulness, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov told the media.
"We do hear and see statements addressed to President Putin that in fact constitute a personal insult," he stated.
The Kremlin official said that Biden took the liberty of making such statements virtually every day.
"Bearing in mind Mr. Biden’s irritability, fatigue and forgetfulness, which eventually results in aggressive statements, we will possibly prefer to refrain from making any strong comments so as not to trigger more aggression," Peskov said.
On Thursday, Bided dropped more unfriendly remarks in relation to his Russian counterpart. In particular, he claimed that Putin was a "murderous dictator" and a "pure thug" waging an "immoral war" against the people of Ukraine.
One year ago, on March 17, 2021 the US leader made another tough statement addressed to his Russian counterpart - he replied in the affirmative when asked by an interviewer if he regarded Putin as a "killer."
Later, in a comment on Biden’s statement Putin said he had heard dozens of such accusations and already got accustomed to attacks from various sides over many years in office. He then wished Biden good health and recalled a children’s saying "If you call someone names, that’s really your name."
The Russian leader later said that after that harsh remark Biden made a telephone call to him and offered satisfactory explanations.