OREANDA-NEWS. Moscow welcomes US President Joe Biden's statements about his desire to avoid escalation with Russia, but the current US administration is aating differently with its words. This was noted by the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Maria Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday: “Biden's message leaves an ambiguous impression. We, of course, welcome the once again declared intention to evade escalation with Russia, to cooperate ... But, unfortunately, the current US administration's desires differ with deeds and the traditional speech before legislators, with all its declarativeness, only confirms that so far Washington is not ready to refuse from futile attempts at forceful pressure and groundless accusations against our country of some malicious activity. "

"If the American side is really inclined towards dialogue, it is high time to forget the confrontational rhetoric and take practical steps to correct the abnormal state in which bilateral relations are now through the fault of the United States. Otherwise, sliding down an inclined plane will continue," Zakharova noted.

According to Dmitry Peskov, the press secretary of Vladimir Putin, the administration of US President Joe Biden, the word "but" should be excluded from its sayings about Russia for some time.

He said on Channel One: "Probably, avoid frequent use of" but ". This is the phrase - we want the summit, but Russia will pay for everything. This" but "must be stopped for a while.