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US President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power" due to the invasion of Ukraine.
He also warned Russian forces against moving onto "one single inch" of NATO territory.
Russian President Vladimir Putin cannot remain in power, and his war against Ukraine has been a strategic failure for Moscow,
US President Joe Biden said on Saturday.
"For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power,"
Biden told a crowd in Warsaw at the end of a 2-day trip to Poland.
The unusually strong rhetoric was quickly played down by the White House, which said the president was not calling for
regime change in Russia.
"The President's point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region,"
the official said.
"He was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change."
When the Kremlin was asked about the US president's remark, a spokesperson said "that's not for Biden to decide.
The president of Russia is elected by Russians."
During his oftentimes fiery speech, Biden warned Russia against stepping foot on NATO soil but
said American forces were stationed in Europe to defend NATO allies, not to engage with Russian forces.
He then cautioned that only "swift and punishing costs" would get Russia to change its course in Ukraine, in a reference
to several rounds of sanctions imposed by the West on Moscow.
Biden said the war, now in its second month, had united the West, before telling the Ukrainian people:
"We stand with you."
During the speech that was broadcast on Polish TV, Biden also said he was "struck by the generosity of … all the Polish people … opening their hearts and their homes" to help Ukrainian refugees
Earlier, Biden held talks with President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw and sought to reassure Poland of Washington's
commitment to the defense of Eastern Europe.
He insisted that the NATO mutual defense pact was a "sacred commitment."
"I'm confident that Vladimir Putin was counting on dividing NATO," Biden said about the Russian president.
"But he hasn't been able to do it.
We've all stayed together.''
As the largest NATO member in the former eastern bloc, Poland is playing a key role in the Western response
to Russia's invasion.
The US president noted that Poland was "taking on a big responsibility, but it should be all of NATO's responsibility."
Warsaw has called for NATO peacekeepers on the ground in Ukraine, which Washington has rejected.
Duda, meanwhile, said he had asked Biden about the possibility of speeding up military purchases, referring
to purchases of Patriot missile systems, artillery rocket systems, F-35 jets and Abrams tanks.
Biden also responded to speculation that Russia has changed its military strategy, after Moscow said its
focus was now to completely "liberate" the breakaway eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas.
"I am not sure they have,"
Biden said when asked by a reporter if Russia had altered its course.
La risposta del Fato è nel Cremlino ?
La risposta del Fato è a Capitol Hill ?
La risposta del Fato è nel Cremlino, nel luogo ove la democrazia non si è ancora affermata e dove le poltrone
del comando si occupano
con i carri armati nella piazza rossa..
Ed allora sì che la guerra economica, la sola guerra oggi possibile per l'Europa, potrà terminare.
Potrà terminare solo con la morte di Putin oppure con il suo processo per crimini di guerra..
In ogni caso la vaporizzazione di Putin dovrà servire come monito sia per Xi-Jinping che per Erdogan..
E magari far riflettere pure Lukashenko dopo le sue elezioni farlocche del Giugno 2020..
Perché la follia del potere volteggia ancora nei nostri cieli.
( GAGRULE )