Russia has demanded an apology from President Biden after he insulted Vladimir Putin...
This has no doubt further escalated the already tense relationship between the countries.
But what exactly did Biden say in the first place? Here's the full story...
Now, Biden has thrown himself into his new role with gusto.
Months after his move to the White House, the newly-elected president has been busy dismantling a whole array of controversial Trump-era regulations.
Mere hours after his inauguration ceremony, Biden fulfilled one of his top campaign promises by pledging to put the U.S. back in the Paris Agreement on climate change - an international pact aimed at curbing emissions that cause global warming.
Trump famously withdrew from the agreement in 2017, citing costs to American taxpayers.
And as for the country's ongoing racial division?
Well, Biden has already got to work on putting the pieces back together.
He first signed an executive order to promote racial equity.
Biden ordered his government to conduct equity assessments of its agencies and reallocate resources to "advance equity for all, including people of color and others who have been historically underserved, marginalized and adversely affected by persistent poverty and inequality."
He then reversed Trump's infamous ban on U.S. entry from majority-Muslim countries.
Biden's proclamation reversed Trump's policy that barred entry to the U.S. for refugees and residents from 7 predominantly Muslim countries and orders plans within forty-five days for resuming visa processing.
His swift actions have pleased many citizens.
But while he maybe be impressing many American's...
It seems he's not impressing a fellow leader.
In fact, he done far from that...
President Biden recently laid into Vladimir Putin.
And now, Russia is demanding an apology.
In an ABC News interview, Biden was asked if he believed the Russian president was a killer.
To which he responded "I do."
Following the comment, Russia recalled its ambassador from the US.
As per the Daily Mail, Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said it was a "very bad statement by the U.S. president" that made it clear that "he doesn't want to normalize relations."
"He clearly does not want to improve relations with our country, and we will be proceeding based precisely on this. There hasn't been anything like this in history," he said.
While Konstantin Kosachyov, deputy chairman of parliament's upper house, said Biden's comments were unacceptable.
Speaking of the ambassador recall, he said it was a necessary step.
In Facebook post he said: "I suspect it will not be the last one if no explanation or apology follows from the American side,' Kosachyov said in a Facebook post. This kind of assessment is not allowed from the mouth of a statesman of such a rank. This kind of statement is not acceptable under any circumstances."
And then Vladimir Putin responded to the comment.
Speaking to Russian state TV, Putin said: "those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones."
Also adding that "it takes one to know one."
Before wishing Biden "good health."
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