After the recent verbal escalation between the American and Russian leaders, German diplomacy has added its two cents to the affair by congratulating the United States’ strong position.
The head of German diplomacy, Heiko Maas, praised the “very clear language” of the United States vis-à-vis Russia, the day after a statement by President Joe Biden which created tensions between the two countries.
German Foreign Minister hailed Americans’ comments about Moscow’s influence in Syria and the attempt to “influence elections in third countries” referring to the case of interference in the 2016 US elections .
“We want to remain in a position to keep the window of dialogue open with Moscow on major challenges, disarmament, climate change”, qualified the head of German diplomacy in an interview with Deutsche Welle Heiko Maas.
While Germany and Russia maintain conflicting relations, in particular because of accusations of cyber attacks and more recently because of the poisoning of Russian opponent Sergei Navakny, Heiko Maas said he did not want to “comment or assess The qualifier of “killer” that Joe Biden confirmed after a question from a journalist about Vladimir Poutine.
In addition, the tenant of the White House announced that he would make his Russian counterpart pay “the consequences” of the interference in the American elections of 2016 and 2020, while Russia has always denied its involvement.
In response to these undiplomatic statements, the Russian Foreign Ministry recalled its ambassador to the United States for consultations, a rare occurrence that has not happened for many years.
For Russia, despite the election of Joe Biden who was to help improve their bilateral relations, the latter “clearly does not want” this to be possible, reacted the Kremlin.
The Russian embassy in Washington went further, arguing that “the rash statements of US officials risk causing the collapse of already excessively divisive relations.”
Thursday, Vladimir Poutine and amused by the declarations of Joe Biden by affirming that “it is the one who says it which is it! “, In reference to the qualifier of” killer “.
“It’s not just a childish expression (…), we always see the other as our own,” he said, asserting that Russia will continue to work with the United States but will defend its own interests. “We will work with (the Americans) on terms that will be advantageous to us,” added Vladimir Poutine.