Pompeo said that Biden’s words about Putin are only “name-calling”

Former US Secretary of State and possible presidential candidate Mike Pompeo said that President Joe Biden’s words about his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin are just “name-calling”, not supported by deeds.

“If you put America first and back up your expressions with real deeds, not just rhetoric and name-calling, then you have a much better chance of success,” Pompeo told Fox News Thursday.

At the same time, when asked whether he considers Putin a “killer”, like Biden, Pompeo said that Putin’s past service in the KGB of the USSR “speaks for itself.”

Earlier, Biden, when asked by the media whether he considers his Russian counterpart a “killer,” replied that he did. He also noted that Putin will “answer” for alleged interference in the American elections. White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki declined to clarify whether Biden’s words about Putin were “metaphor”. She added that the US President had previously stated that he would “not hold back” in expressing his position either indirect contacts with the Russian leadership or in public assessments. Putin commented on Biden’s words, wishing him good health and reminding him that evaluating other people are like looking in a mirror. He also invited Biden to chat on Friday or Monday live.

Biden in an interview calls Putin a murderer

US President Joe Biden said he considered Russian President Vladimir Putin a “killer”. He said this, answering a question from ABC News presenter George Stephanopoulos.

The question concerned an investigation into cyberattacks involving Russia and an intelligence report that identified Russia’s attempts to influence the outcome of the US presidential election.

“You will see the price he will pay soon,” the US president said of Putin.

Biden recalled a meeting with Putin, during which he told him that he had no soul.

The US President answered in the affirmative to the journalist’s clarifying question about whether he considers Putin to be a murderer.

As reported, US National Intelligence has established that the Russian Federation was trying to influence the US presidential election in 2020 by denigrating Joe Biden and backing then-President Donald Trump.

The administration of US President Joe Biden is preparing a package of sanctions against at least three foreign states that have attempted to interfere in the presidential elections and parts of the United States Congress last year.

Czech Republic to buy Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine from Russia

The Czech Republic decided to buy the Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine from Russia, and the Czech authorities have already sent a corresponding appeal to Moscow. This was announced by the President of the Republic Milos Zeman, his words are reported by CNN Prima News.

It is noted that the letter addressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin was sent by Zeman in agreement with the country’s Prime Minister Andrei Babish. “If I am correctly informed, this request will be satisfied,” the head of the republic said.

Earlier, Babish expressed hope that the supply of the Russian drug would be approved by the European Union. He also said that many citizens of the country are turning to him with the idea of purchasing Sputnik V.

Currently, Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca are approved in the Czech Republic. 644 thousand people have already been vaccinated.

EU extended sanctions against Belarus

The EU does not exclude that in the near future they will consider the possibility of introducing new sanctions restrictions against certain persons in Belarus.

The European Union has extended for one year until February 28, 2022, sanctions against representatives of the leadership and business of Belarus, including Alexander Lukashenko. This was stated on Thursday, February 25, in the EU resolution.

The sanctions have been extended against those people who, according to the EU, are responsible for falsifying the results of the presidential elections and brutally suppressing protests in the republic.

For this period, the sanctions against a number of Belarusian enterprises and businessmen “supporting Lukashenko’s regime” were also extended, according to a statement published on the website of the EU Council.

EU sanctions operate against 88 people, including Alexander Lukashenko. The restrictions include an asset freeze and a ban on entry to the EU. In addition, EU citizens and companies are prohibited from providing any funds to those on the sanctions list.

At the same time, the European Union stated that they did not see any changes in the situation in Belarus, and allowed the introduction of new sanctions against the republic.

Let us remind you that earlier the leader of the Belarusian opposition Svetlana Tikhanovskaya announced a temporary loss. She spoke about the strategy of the opposition forces in Belarus ahead of her visit to Switzerland.

It was also reported that Alexander Lukashenko met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi. Russia and Belarus confirm the level of strategic partnership and alliance, Putin said.

Pelosi called the Capitol storming a gift to Putin

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called the storming of the Capitol the day before a gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“This president [the U.S. President Donald Trump] is Putin’s tool. (…) The president made the greatest of his many gifts to Putin yesterday,” she said. According to her, Russia is trying to downplay the role of democracy in the world, and Trump is helping it.

Pelosi also called for Trump’s removal from the presidency, calling him “a very dangerous man.” She issued an ultimatum, saying that if the White House administration did not remove the head of state, Congress could organize impeachment.

In addition, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden said that the storming of the Capitol in Washington was provoked by the acting head of state Donald Trump. According to the politician, what happened was a rebellion and an act of domestic terrorism.

The day before, protesting Republican supporters stormed the Capitol building and surrounded the Senate chamber. The Senate and the House of Representatives interrupted a session that was scheduled to approve the results of the last election, as well as Democrat Joseph Biden as president of the country.