US President Joe Biden earlier called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “a war criminal” in the wake of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine.
The Russian Foreign Ministry handed a note of protest to the US Ambassador John Sullivan on Monday over Joe Biden’s comments about Vladimir Putin – remarks that, according to Moscow, put the relations between the Kremlin and the White House on the verge of being severed.
The US president earlier called his Russian counterpart a “war criminal”. The ministry slammed the remark as “unacceptable” and “unworthy of a statesman of such high rank”, warning Washington that further unfriendly actions would receive a harsh and decisive response.
Additionally, the Foreign Ministry said that the issue of Russian diplomatic missions’ work in the US has been raised with the American ambassador.
“During the discussion of bilateral issues, the Ambassador was acutely confronted with the issue of ensuring normal working conditions for Russian diplomatic missions in the United States, including guarantees for their uninterrupted functioning”, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.