March 20, 2021

Russia, China tensions rise with White House

Source: The Hill

Journalists: Morgan Chalfant, Laura Kelly

Relations between the United States and Russia and China under President Biden are getting off to a difficult and hostile start.

Biden this week agreed with an interviewer’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin was a “killer” and said he’d pay for interference in U.S. elections. Putin responded by wishing Biden “good health,” a retort that reminded anyone listening of the poisonings of Kremlin dissidents.

A day later, U.S. and Chinese officials exchanged sharp words at their first meeting since Biden was inaugurated, with Beijing indicating the U.S. should be more worried about democracy within its borders than outside them.

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