Kremlin: Biden's statements becoming personal insults to Putin
Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov has condemned the US President's statements against his Russian counterpart.
US President Joe Biden's statements aimed at Russian President Vladimir Putin have become insulting, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov reported.
On Thursday, at the Friends of Ireland's annual dinner, Biden called Putin a "murderous dictator" and "a pure thug." However, whether he would call Putin a "war criminal," Biden first responded in the negative but then changed his mind. Following Biden's hysterical name-calling, the Kremlin slammed his rhetoric as unacceptable especially coming from the leader of a country that has killed hundreds of thousands.
These words, according to Peskov, are inappropriate and reprehensible for the president of a country that has killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world with its bombs.
"We really hear statements that are actually already personal insults against President Putin. These statements are actually coming from the President of the United States of America, Mr. Biden, daily," Peskov said.
"Given such irritability of Mr. Biden, his fatigue, sometimes forgetfulness, which leads to aggressive statements, we will not give sharp assessments so as not to cause more aggression," Peskov said when asked whether the Kremlin regarded it as a prerequisite for breaking off diplomatic relations with the United States.
Format of agreement set to be signed by Moscow, Kiev depend on text's modality
An agreement being choreographed by Russia and Ukraine would be formatted depending on the modality of the text, which is yet to be agreed upon, the Russian Spokesperson Dmitry Perskov said.
"This will depend on the modality of the document, which is yet to be agreed upon. So far, without going into the details of the negotiations, I can only state that the Russian delegation is showing a willingness to work much faster than it is doing now. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian delegation is not ready to accelerate the pace of negotiations," Peskov told reporters.
Ofcom revokes UK broadcasting license of Russian RT
On Friday, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitry Peskov termed the UK media regulator Ofcom's decision to cancel Russia Today's broadcasting license a continuation of anti-Russian propaganda and a breach of free speech.
Earlier in the day, the UK watchdog withdrew Russia Today's broadcasting license in the country "with immediate effect," claiming that the television station was not "fit and suitable" to hold the broadcasting permission.
"This is a continuation of, probably, the madness that is now happening both in America and in Europe, such an anti-Russian madness. And this is another step in the line of action to grossly restrict freedom of speech, to violate all laws related to the freedom of the media, including European laws," Peskov told reporters.
The official also called it "a very dangerous trend, dangerous for the Europeans themselves."