Last Updated on June 1, 2021
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed on Monday that his country is closely following the politically motivated persecution of 1/6 election integrity protesters at the Capitol, and has indicated that the Biden regime may be responsible for human rights violations, rebuffing an attack Joe Biden made against Russian President Vladimir Putin ahead of an upcoming summit.
Biden had declared on Monday that, “I’ll be meeting with President Putin in a couple of weeks in Geneva. Of course, we will be ready to discuss everything, including problems that exist in the United States.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to Biden later that day, stating “We are ready to talk, we have no taboo topics. We will discuss whatever we think is necessary. We will be ready to answer the questions that the American side will raise. This also applies to human rights.”
“For example, we are following with interest the persecution of those persons who are accused of the riots on January 6 this year,” Lavrov added. “A lot of really interesting things are happening from the point of view of the rights of the opposition and protecting those rights.”
JUST IN – Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia is monitoring the persecution of those behind the January 6 riot at the US Capitol, hints at violations of human and opposition rights. pic.twitter.com/GjndRRjA3f
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Biden ducked a debate challenge from Putin in March after accusing the Russian president of being a “killer,” as reported by National File:
President Joe Biden has turned down a debate challenge from Russian President Vladimir Putin after being called for labeling Putin a “killer” with no “soul,” in a massive optical foreign relations defeat for the Biden administration.
The New York Post reported Thursday that White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki immediately shut down any prospects of a Biden-Putin debate.
“I don’t have anything to report to you in terms of a future meeting. The president will, of course, be in Georgia tomorrow and quite busy,” Psaki said.
As National File reported Thursday afternoon, Putin’s response to the Biden “killer” comments dealt a serious verbal counterpunch to the U.S. President.
“I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard with each other we used to say: it takes one to know one,” Putin said.