"I want to invite President Biden to continue our discussions, but on the condition that we do this actually live, as they say, online", he said on a local TV program.
Putin said he had last spoken to Biden by phone at the United States president's request and that he now proposed they had another conversation, on Friday or Monday, to be held by video-link and broadcast live. Stephanopoulos asked the president if he thought Putin was a killer, to which Biden responded, "Uh-huh".
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that Washington was tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved.
The response followed an interview ABC News aired with Biden on Wednesday in which the US president agreed that the Russian leader was "a killer" and said he "will pay a price" for alleged recent acts of aggression.
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"The Russian ambassador in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, has been invited to come to Moscow for consultations conducted with the aim of analysing what should be done and where to go in the context of ties with the United States", the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. And that's not a coincidence, not just a children's saying or joke.
"It's true, we really know each other personally", Putin admitted. The U.S. extended a nuclear arms pact with the Russians shortly after Biden took office. "The psychological meaning here is very deep", Putin said, per Reuters.
"We will proceed accordingly", Peskov said in a conference call with reporters, noting that "there was nothing like that in history". "And as a result we assess (a person's) activities and give assessments", he said.
Commenting on the Russian move Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki emphasized that "we will be direct, we will speak out on areas where we have concerns, and it will certainly be, as the president said last night - certainly, the Russians will be held accountable for the actions that they have taken".
US President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. We always see ourselves.