Russian President Vladimir Putin challenged Biden to participate in a live broadcast conversation after Biden referred to him as a killer.
ABC News reported that the Biden administration ordered sanctions on Russian officials for poisoning and jailing the Russian opposition leader Alexey Navalny.
Putin rejected accusations that his security services tried to kill Navalny.
Before challenging Biden to a conversation, Putin reacted to Biden's comment with a retort: "It takes one to know one." Putin referred to America's history of colonization and slavery and said that Biden projected his guilt by calling Putin a killer. He also wished Biden good health. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Biden's words had confirmed that he has no interest in improving relations with Russia.
In response to reporters' questions, White House press secretary Jen Psaki suggested the discussion was unlikely to happen and noted that Biden was scheduled to travel to Georgia on March 19, 2021.