Joe Biden continues not to use gloves when talking about his Russian counterpart. The US president has violently attacked Vladimir Poutine Saturday in Warsaw, where he ruled he “couldn’t stay in power” after his invasion of Ukraine. However, this statement was immediately tempered by the White House.
Came to show his support for the Polanda country on the eastern flank of the Atlantic Alliance and bordering Ukraine, Joe Biden described the war in this country as a “strategic failure for Russia”, warning Moscow authorities, urging them “not even [penser] to advance an inch into NATO territory”.
For Biden, Putin is a “butcher”
Prior to his indictment of the Kremlin master early in the evening, US President Vladimir Putin had called a “butcher” for the crimes he believed committed by the Russian military in Ukraine† Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called on Joe Biden to remain “thoughtful” in these comments, responding to this initial attack by ruling that “every time these kinds of personal insults narrow the field of possibilities for our bilateral relations with the current US administration.” .
But the White House host brought the point home during a speech to a thousand people at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, directly challenging the “Russian people”. Joe Biden assured that he did not consider him an “enemy”, but judged that the war in Ukraine, with its atrocities, was not “worthy of him”, added Joe Biden: “This man [Poutine] can’t stay in power. “What the president meant was that Putin should not exercise power over his neighbors or over the region,” the White House had to qualify: “He was not talking about Putin’s power in Russianor a regime change”.
Joe Biden also expressed doubts about Russia’s intentions in Ukraine. Indeed, the Russian command delivered the surprise by announcing on Friday “to focus most of its efforts on the main goal: the liberation” of the Donbass mining basin, in contrast to the will Moscow had shown until then to ” demilitarize and denazify Ukraine”. ” as a whole and not just in this eastern region where there are two pro-Russian separatist “republics”. “I’m not sure” that the intentions of the Russians have changed, Joe Biden said in the Polish capital.
In Warsaw, the US president also met the head of Ukrainian diplomacy Dmytro Kouleba and the defense minister Oleksii Reznikov, at a meeting that also included their US colleagues Antony Blinken and Lloyd Austin.