On the 26th, US President Biden suddenly declared that Russian President Vladimir Putin could not continue to be in power during a speech in the Polish capital Washington. But White House officials immediately issued a statement clarifying that Biden's remarks were not seeking regime change in Russia.
Biden says he can't keep Putin in power, the White House quickly clarifies
On the 26th, when Biden ended his European trip to Warsaw, he delivered a long speech on the Ukraine crisis. At the end of the speech, Biden suddenly said that Putin should no longer remain in power.
At the time, Biden said of Putin, "For God's sake, this guy can't stay in power."
This remark immediately attracted the attention of the outside world. Soon, White House officials responded to media reporters, "The president's view is that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbors or the region. He is not discussing Putin's power or regime change in Russia."
The White House also stated that this sentence was not originally in the prepared speech.
In response, Russian Presidential Press Secretary Peskov responded that it is not Biden who decides who is in power in Russia. The Russian president is elected by the Russian people.
On the same day, Biden also said that the Ukraine crisis will not end in a short time, and "we must prepare for a long-term battle in the future." He emphasized that U.S. troops stationed in Europe are not for the conflict with Russia, but to defend NATO allies.