White House: Biden made no secret of concern in telephone conversation with Putin
White House defends Biden’s ‘killer’ comment about Putin
According to a spokesman for the White House, the president unambiguously expressed Washington’s position on the arrest of Alexei Navalny
President Joe Biden «did not hide concern» during a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Jen Psaki, spokeswoman for the White House, said this on Thursday..
Speaking at a daily press briefing, Psaki told reporters that during a conversation with the Russian leader, Biden raised the topic of how the authorities dealt with the imprisoned Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny..
«He could not restrain himself, expressing concern about the treatment of Alexei Navalny and the treatment (by the security forces) of the protesters», – said psaki.
Alexey Navalny (archive photo)
According to her, Biden «never held back his emotions about issues concerning President Putin and (did not hide) his concerns about the actions of the Russian government, and he clearly and unambiguously said this during a telephone conversation».