(FreedomBeacon.com)- After G7 Summit leaders mocked Russian President Vladimir Putin for being shirtless while vacationing in Siberia, Putin struck back saying that they would look disgusting shirtless.
“I don’t know how they wanted to get undressed, above or below the waist,” Putin told reporters. “But I think it would be a disgusting sight in any case,” adding that “It’s necessary to stop abusing alcohol and other bad habits, do physical exercise and take part in sports.”
Fox News reported that U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson began the remarks around the table with President Joe Biden, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and others. Because of the heat in the room, Johnson remarked “Jackets on? Jackets off? Shall we take our clothes off?” adding that they have to show that they are “tougher than Putin.”
Trudeau chimed in, saying “We’re going to get the bare-chested horseback riding display.”
Thankfully, President Biden did not join in the banter. To be fair, he probably did not know where he was or who they were talking about.
Footage was released last week on Russian state television, showing the Russian leader fishing and steering a boat while out by the Siberian mountains. Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that Putin spent two hours hunting a pike with a spear gun before finally capturing it.
The vacation comes after Putin told the United States to get rid of its embassy staff by 755 in Russia after the U.S. imposed more sanctions. Earlier in the month, Putin created a blacklist of those who could not enter the country, including U.K. defense officials and journalists and most recently First Lady Jill Biden and her daughter. He accused the U.K. of arming Ukrainian.
Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reportedly said that the war in Ukraine will be over when Putin’s “tasks” are completed. “The special military operation will continue until the tasks assigned by the Supreme Commander are completed,” he said speaking to Russian media outlets.