US President Joe Biden speaks in the State Dining Room of the White House, March 6, 2021, in Washington.
Shortly before Putin spoke Thursday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters via telephone Biden's comments were "very bad", and that clearly the US president "does not want to mend relations with our country". Putin, on Thursday, talking about Biden's comment said it "takes one to know one".
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that Washington was tracking efforts to complete Russia's Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and evaluating information on entities that appear to be involved.
Biden, who was giving his first interview as President Donald Trump's successor, was asked whether he thought Russian Federation had interfered in USA elections and whether Putin himself was a killer.
Moscow on Thursday recalled its ambassador to the U.S.in Washington, Anatoly Antonov, to Russian Federation for "consultations" to "analyze Russia-U.S. bilateral relations".
Biden was quick to extend a nuclear arms pact with Russian Federation after he took office.
"In childhood, when we argued with each other, we said: 'He who calls names is called that himself.' This is no coincidence, this is not just a childish joke, it has a very deep psychological meaning".
He also pointed out that people usually project onto others what they think about themselves. "And as a result we assess (a person's) activities and give assessments", he said.
US President Donald Trump, right, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G-20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017.
Responding to the comments, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Thursday that "there hasn't been anything like this in history".
Putin then spoke about United States history, talking about what he called the genocide of Native Americans, slavery and the ill treatment of Black people, and the United States dropping atomic bombs on Japan at the end of World War Two.
"We, of course, always hope for the best, but are always ready for the worst". When asked how it can affect relations, Peskov said "it is absolutely clear how", but refused to elaborate.