Joe Biden’s speech in Warsaw caused the expected echo in Moscow. While the Russians rage, the US Secretary of State calms them down.
Moscow/Warsaw – With pithy words, US President Joe Biden (79) on sunday Vladimir Putin (69) attacked. In a speech in front of the Royal Castle in Warsaw, he indirectly called for his opponent to be removed from office. “For God’s sake, this man can’t stay in power.” He had previously referred to Putin as a “dictator” or “butcher”.
Words that didn’t go down well in Moscow. “US citizens should be ashamed of their president. He may be ill. It would be right if Biden were to be medically examined,” rumbled parliamentary leader Vyacheslav Volodin (58) on Telegram. “Biden is weak, sick and unhappy,” while Putin deserves respect for his “restraint.”
The well-known foreign politician Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the Russian Federation Council, did not mince his words either. In his opinion, Biden makes statements and mistakes with “terrifying regularity” that are worse than crimes. The times when the words of a US President still carried weight are over.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov (54) had previously emphasized that the United States would not decide on leadership in Russia. “That doesn’t decide Biden, the President of Russia is elected by the Russian people.”
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