“He will pay a price,” Biden told ABC News in an interview broadcast on Wednesday. Asked what the consequences would be, he said, “You`ll see shortly.”
A U.S. intelligence report on Tuesday bolstered longstanding allegations that Putin was behind Moscow`s election interference, an accusation Russia called baseless.
At the same time, Biden noted that “there`s places where it`s in our mutual interest to work together” such as renewing the START nuclear agreement, adding that the two leaders have a known history.
“I know him relatively well,” Biden said, adding that “the most important thing dealing with foreign leaders in my experience … is just know the other guy.”
Of Putin, Biden said he does not think the Russian leader has a soul. Asked if he thought Putin was a killer, he told ABC: “I do.”
Biden defeated Donald Trump in the election and took office two months ago.