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Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Biden’s comments were “unacceptable.”
“We consider unacceptable and unforgivable such rhetoric of the head of state, whose bombs killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world,” Peskov said, according to the Russian news agency Tass.
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‘This man cannot remain in power’: Biden says Putin should no longer be leader of Russia in a fiery speech in Poland – but the White House frantically backtracks after
- Biden went after Putin in emotional address in Warsaw
- ‘For god’s sake this man cannot remain in power,’ he said of Putin
- He also warned Putin not to take his ambitions outside of Ukraine
- ‘Don’t even think about moving on one single inch of NATO territory. We have sacred obligations,’ Biden said
- White House quickly cleaned up Biden’s remark
- ‘The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,’ a White House official said
- Putin will still see it as a threat
- Earlier Biden called Putin a butcher after he visited with Ukraine refugees
- ‘He’s a butcher,’ Biden said when asked what he thought of Putin after what he has done to the people he was meeting.
- Biden spent nearly an hour meeting with refugees, including women and children, who have fled Ukraine
- Poland has taken on bulk of refugees, nearly 2 million
- His comment came as Russia bombed Lviv, a city in western Ukraine around 245 miles from the border with Poland
Published: 13:57 EDT, 26 March 2022 | Updated: 22:07 EDT, 26 March 2022
President Joe Biden went directly after Vladimir Putin in an emotional speech on Saturday, where he said the Russian president ‘cannot remain in power’ and warned if Putin’s ambitions went unchecked it could lead to decades of war in Europe.
‘For god’s sake this man cannot remain in power,’ he said of Putin, describing the Russian president as having a ‘craving for absolute power and control.’
The Kremlin reacted furiously at the quote and the White House moved quickly to clear it up, saying Biden was not calling for a regime change in Moscow.
‘The President’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He was not discussing Putin’s power in Russia, or regime change,’ a White House official said.
The Biden administration has taken care to not call for a regime change in Russia, knowing Putin would see it as an escalation.
‘This is not to be decided by Mr. Biden,’ Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters in response. ‘It should only be a choice of the people of the Russian Federation.’
Biden’s remarks came after he made an emotional visit to some of the more than 3 million Ukrainians who have been evacuated their war-torn country and as Russia rained bombs down on the Ukrainian town of Lviv, just a few hundred miles away from Biden’s location in Warsaw.
In his fiery speech, Biden drew a stark line between democracy and oppression, repeatedly going after Putin and accusing the Russian president of dishonesty.
Speaking outdoors in the cobbled courtyard of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, which was lit with the colors of Poland and Ukraine, Biden accused Putin of ‘using brute force and disinformation’ to rule.