Washington: The Russian Ambassador to the United States Anatoly Antonov on Saturday claimed that his embassy has received several letters from US citizens apologizing for the unsavory comments made by US President Joe Biden regarding Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Earlier this week, in an interview to ABC News, the US President said that Putin would have to “pay a price” for alleged interference in the 2020 US presidential elections.
When asked if he considers the Russian president a ‘killer’ and replied in the affirmative.
On Thursday, the Russian President invited Biden to hold live talks on Friday or coming Monday, but the White House responded by saying that the presidents had already talked in past.
Antonov said in a statement, as quoted by the Embassy’s Facebook page
“I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the citizens of the United States who have sent to the Embassy letters in support of the development of friendly relations between Russia and the United States. Many people expressed their disagreement and apologized for the ill-considered statements about the Russian Federation made recently from Washington,”
“I am deeply touched by the caring and active position of ordinary Americans who understand that dialogue between our countries should be based on mutual respect and equality. This approach of U.S. citizens indicates that the potential for normalizing ties between the peoples of Russia and the United States is still there. I hope that the Administration will heed the voices of the voters and discontinue its course aimed at further devastation of the already excessively confrontational relations,” the diplomat added