Less than a month after Joe Biden took office, Russia said yesterday that it does not expect “anything good” from the future administration of the United States, guided by Russophobia, in full tension between the two countries due to a massive cyberattack against the North American country.
“As for the leadership change in the United States, and if it will be more difficult for us, I don’t think so. It will be more of the same ”, explained Russian President Vladimir Putin in a meeting with legislators and public officials.
“We do not expect anything good” from the future president, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Riabkov previously told Russia’s Interfax news agency.
“It would be strange to expect something good from people who, in many cases, made a career out of Russophobia, spilling gall on my country,” continued the diplomat, one of the Russian officials in charge of relations with the Americas and the non-proliferation of weapons.
On Tuesday, US President-elect Joe Biden promised that he would respond to the gigantic cyber attack against the US government and attributed to Russia.
“When you know the extent of the damage and, indeed, who is formally responsible, you can be sure that we will respond,” said the future president.
He also criticized the outgoing president, Donald Trump, for downplaying Russia’s supposed role after members of his administration denounced Moscow’s responsibility for attacks on federal services in the United States.
Washington has adopted various sanctions against Russia, mostly in the wake of hacking and allegations of interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov commented yesterday that recent US measures against Russian and Chinese companies reflect “the hostile policy of the United States,” and promised “a response.”