The target does not appear to be accidental. Biden traveled 250 miles to visit Ukrainian refugees in the bitter cold at the Polish National Park. She appealed to young mothers to pray for the men left by their husbands, fathers, and brothers.
“As Ukrainian mothers, we are ready to strangle (Putin) with our hands,” said a woman whose son was in a fight. Gathered a little girl wearing a pink coat and big tail, and Biden said he wanted to take her home.
Gathering behind the podium at the castle, White House officials hastily issued a clarification – one of many on this trip alone – to say that Biden had not called for regime change. But not long before the Kremlin issued its own humiliating response, Russia’s ruler said it should not be “determined by Mr Biden.”
The administration continued to downplay Biden’s comments on Sunday, with US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken from Israel saying, “I do not think the president, the White House, can authorize President Putin to wage war or engage in war last night. Occupation against Ukraine or anyone else.”
According to officials, Biden’s view of Putin has been increasingly dark over the past month, and his language has become “pure thug”, “murderous dictator”, “war criminal” and, after visiting refugees on the grounds, “butcher.”
His aides say Biden believes he wants Putin to like the Cold War and the Washington vs. Moscow dynamic. Instead, he left Europe in direct conflict with the Russian leader than before.
It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post. The clarification issued by the White House during Biden’s visit shows that during Biden’s visit a White House official felt compelled to clear up the President’s comments, which, in themselves, were startling.
After Biden said he was responding “kindly” to Russia’s use of chemical weapons in Ukraine, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan assured reporters that he had “no intention of using chemical weapons under any circumstances.”
Biden has a well-established form of speaking out of hand and probably will not be able to hold so many stocks. Prior to Biden’s speech, White House officials said the president was actively working behind the scenes to strengthen cooperation among his colleagues.
“He sleeps less on these types of trips than on other trips because he’s going, going, going – wants to talk to the next leader; you know, take the next conference,” Sullivan said Friday in the middle of Pitton’s flight. From Brussels to Rzeszow in southeastern Poland, where he met American soldiers.
Biden returns to Washington with some success at home
Exactly one month after Russia’s occupation of Ukraine, Biden’s surprise visit to Europe was a show of US resolution as the continent faced its worst conflict since World War II. From his basement situation room in Washington after months of phone calls and video conferences, aides said Biden wanted to come here to meet leaders face-to-face at a crucial point in the war.
The timing of the summits was abrupt, with some European officials doubting that anything could come out of the talks without the usual time. Some Western officials were concerned that Pitton’s insistence on a one-man meeting was an attempt to force results on some of the remaining sticking points.
Instead of strengthening solidarity between allies – officials say Putin was shocked – others worried the trip would expose existing cracks.
However, they have begun to work with their American counterparts to arrange for so-called “delivery” – those items that leaders may announce later to show they can do things in their various modules.
Although Biden flew to Europe on Wednesday, talks continued. In Air Force One, the president’s various policy experts streamed in and out of his room on the nose of the plane, updating him on the progress toward the myriad things he intended to achieve.
Biden’s top national security aide described the scenario as “fast-paced dating with the president on every topic under the sun” – despite more stock than any other moment in recent memory.
When asked directly if Putin’s course could be changed if anything happened in Brussels, Biden said no. Instead, he said, “the most important thing is that we stay united, which will ultimately undermine Putin’s ability and will to continue.”
“We have to prove the reason I asked for the meeting – we have to be completely, utterly, utterly united,” he said.
The president is pushing the West into a protracted war
This is a clear indication that Biden and his team do not believe in the end of the bloody conflict in Ukraine, which has been in Russia for 30 days.
“This war cannot be won in days or months,” Biden said in his speech on Saturday afternoon. “We have to melt ourselves for a long struggle to come.”
Even Russia’s claim on Saturday that it was reducing its military objectives was personally suspicious of US officials, who said they should see what Putin is doing with his forces in the country before their assessment.
One of Biden’s intentions during his visit to Europe was to inject a human dimension into his decision-making by meeting with refugees and their aides, and he deployed U.S. troops on NATO’s eastern border to act as a barrier to Putin.
Biden said he longs to go to Ukraine to witness Ukraine’s suffering. As a senator and vice president, Biden was a regular observer of US war zones, he noted, when he met troops 60 miles from the border with Ukraine.
“I have been to Iraq and Afghanistan about 40 times, both inside and outside,” he recalled.
Nevertheless, crossing the border into Ukraine was never taken seriously by Biden’s aides. Unlike those stationed in Iraq or Afghanistan, where US bases and personnel can help protect the airspace, Ukraine is not an American war zone – he worked on defining the next stage in the logical and theoretical ways of Biden’s voyage. Conflict.
Looking at the Ukrainians from their capital, Kiev, this week’s summits were disappointingly disappointing. NATO leaders are totally opposed to President Volodymyr Zhelensky’s call for a fly-zone, which he did not even bother to hear again during virtual comments at the NATO summit on Wednesday. Instead, he pointed out that he never received a clear response to his request.
In a live interview with Andrei Yermak, President of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, President of the Office of the President of Ukraine, said, “We are very disappointed. In all honesty, we expect more courage. We expect some bold results. The coalition has made decisions as if there was no war.” With the Atlantic Council on Friday.
Even Biden’s promise on Wednesday that Putin would respond proportionately to his use of chemical weapons in Ukraine was seen as cold by some Ukrainian officials.
“What we heard was that we were dying with bullets, we were dying with missiles, my people were dying of starvation in occupied cities, but it was very painful when chemical weapons were used, it was very annoying,” Kr Rudik, a member of the Ukrainian parliament, told CNN’s Hala Koranik. Provided.
“If the whole world is afraid of Putin, why does Biden say we’ll change our minds if there’s a chemical attack? Do you understand how horrible this is?” Rudik asked.
Others in the region – at least those shut down by NATO’s joint security alliance – felt very determined.
“We know what Russian imperialism means and we know what it means to be attacked by the Russian armed forces because our grandparents and great-grandparents have experienced it; sometimes even our parents have experienced it,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said when he met with Pita. Friday.
“So, thank you for your visit,” he said. “And first of all, thank you for your incredible leadership.”
This story was updated with additional reaction.
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