The White House has reacted to the words of Russian leader Vladimir Putin about Sherkhan and the tobacco jackals that cling to Russia.
On April 21, in his message to the Federal Assembly, the President of the Russian Federation compared the enemies of Russia with the heroes of Kipling’s story, noting that some cling to the Russian Federation for no reason and how tobacco howl to appease their sovereign.
The American administration noted that they do not take the Russian leader’s statement personally.
“I don’t think we take anything that President Putin says personally. We have thick skin, ”said Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for the White House. The press conference is broadcast in Twitter-the White House account.
In his speech, the President of the Russian Federation did not name specific states. At the same time, he stressed that Moscow is committed to good relations with all participants in international communication, but will defend its position if “someone uses an arrogant and selfish tone.”
On the same day, the press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov said that the red lines in relation to the West, which Putin spoke about, for Russia would be insults, interference in the internal processes of the country and its national interests. It is also unacceptable to infringe on Russia’s economic interests, he added.