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U.S. President Joe Biden, in an interview on Oct. 15 with CBS News’ “[60 Minutes,”] stated: “Imagine what happens if we, in fact, unite all of Europe and Putin is finally put down where he cannot cause the kind of trouble he’s been causing.”

Russian President Putin was asked about Biden’s comment in an Oct. 17 interview with Rossiya TV, and he responded nonchalantly: “We have a well-known saying in Russia: live a lot, learn a lot. And this applies not only to President Biden, but to the political elites in the United States as a whole. We must learn to respect others, and then there will be no need to put anyone down. But the desire to suppress someone all the time for some reason or no reason at all leads to problems… Respect for other people, for other countries, for other nations lies in something else—in taking their interests into account. And then there will be no need to put anyone down.… The key is to learn respect for others. It includes, among other things, the ability to search for compromises.”

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