'Putin's war criminal' accusation is a personal attack on Biden, Russia claims.

On Friday, Russian officials accused Vice President Joe Biden of hurling "personal insults"

Vladimir Putin by describing him as a "war criminal," with the Kremlin suggesting that Biden's comments were motivated by "forgetfulness" and "fatigue."

"Given the irritability of Mr. Biden, his fatigue and sometimes forgetfulness...fatigue 

Leads to aggressive statements, we will not make harsh assessments, so as not to cause more aggression," Peskov said.

According to Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin spokesperson, we hear and see statements that are actually personal insults to President Putin.

Joe Biden both said this week that Vladimir Putin is a "murderous dictator".

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