Biden says Putin ‘can’t stay in power’ : NPR


President Biden delivers a speech on the Russian war in Ukraine. He visits Poland, which has received many Ukrainian refugees.

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Biden says Putin 'can't stay in power' : NPR

President Biden delivers a speech on the Russian war in Ukraine. He visits Poland, which has received many Ukrainian refugees.

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Speaking on Saturday in Warsaw, Poland, President Biden said of Russian President Vladimir Putin: “For the love of God, this man cannot stay in power.”

Shortly after Biden spoke, a White House official downplayed Biden’s remarks as a call for Putin’s impeachment.

“The president’s point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exert power over his neighbors or the region. He was not talking about Putin’s power in Russia or regime change,” the official said. White House.

After meeting with Ukrainian refugees in Poland, Biden gave a formal address to a crowd outside the Royal Castle in Warsaw, opening with words from Polish Pope John Paul II: “Do not be afraid.”

Biden’s visit to Poland to meet with Ukrainian and Polish officials comes just over a month after Russia invaded Ukraine. He pledged to continue to fight against Russia.

Biden says Putin 'can't stay in power' : NPR

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“This battle will also not be won in days or months. We must arm ourselves for the long fight ahead,” Biden said.

The White House said about 1,000 people attended the speech, including members of parliament, US embassy staff and Polish President Andrzej Duda.

Biden spoke about US sanctions against Russia and said they had hurt the Russian economy.

“The ruble has been reduced to rubble,” he said.


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