“We saw today's inflation data - 70% of the price increase in March fell on the increase in gasoline prices caused by (Russian President Vladimir. -


) Putin,” Biden said in a statement to TASS.

He urged the US Congress to urgently solve the problem of high inflation in the country.

Earlier, Biden linked record inflation in the United States in 40 years to the sanctions imposed on Russia.

According to RIA Novosti, the annual inflation rate in the United States is the highest since January 1982.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the rise in prices for petroleum products in the United States is the fault of the American authorities, and they are trying to blame it on Russia.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said that the events in Ukraine contributed to the acceleration of inflation in the United States and around the world, but its decline is still expected by the end of the year.