The reports follow a U.S. intelligence report linking Putin to a campaign aimed at overturning the U.S. vote.
US President Joe Biden has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is “going to pay” after a US intelligence report linked Moscow to an influential campaign seeking the 2020 election of the United States to turn for former President Donald Trump.
The report, published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on Tuesday, awaited Moscow’s attempt to “push impact statements” that included false or unfounded allegations against Biden. to U.S. media organizations, U.S. officials, and prominent U.S. individuals, including those close to former President Trump and his administration ”.
They were also waiting for Putin to be “aware of and possibly leading” the campaign to promote the weakening of Biden and Trump. The U.S. intelligence had previously seen that Russian representatives had tried to take ownership in the 2016 election through a hockey and victory campaign.
In an excerpt from an interview with ABC News published Wednesday, Biden said he warned putin that any confirmed owner would have no influence.
“It will pay a price,” Biden told interviewer George Stephanopoulos. “He and I had a long talk, when we were – I know him pretty much.” And the conversation began, I said, ‘I know you and you know me. If I establish that this has happened, be ready. ‘”
Biden was also asked if he was thinking Putin was a “killer”.
“I will,” he replied.
‘Absolutely no foundation and evidence’
Biden did not analyze the effects of putin according to the election report, although Washington is expected to impose further sanctions on Moscow, believing him as early as next week.
The U.S. has already imposed sanctions on four senior Russian officials earlier this month over the poisoning and imprisonment of opposition politician Alexey Navalny, in what Moscow has thrown as a non-violent intervention. appropriate in his domestic affairs.
On Wednesday, the U.S. trade department said it was also tightening sanctions on some exports to Russia in response to the March 2018 poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, England with agent zero level weapon.
Moscow has refused to take part in both attacks.
On Wednesday, the Kremlin said there was “no basis and evidence” in a U.S. intelligence report on Russia’s election property “and warned that further sanctions would damage U.S.-Russia relations.
Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. will leave Washington on Saturday for emergency consultations in Moscow, the embassy said Thursday, warning that bilateral ties were about to “collapse”.
“On March 20, Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov is leaving for Moscow for consultations,” the embassy said in a statement.
Antonov intended to consider “ways to correct Russia-US ties, which are in crisis,” he said.
She said that “some misinterpretation of high-ranking U.S. officials has put existing controversial relationships at risk of collapse”.