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Biden Calls for Putin’s Ouster in Escalation Over Ukraine

  • U.S. president makes an unscripted remark on Russian leader
  • In Poland, Biden warns against any incursion into NATO turf
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WATCH: Biden criticized Putin’s “craving for absolute power,” and said: “for God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”Source: Bloomberg
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U.S. President Joe Biden called for the ouster of Vladimir Putin, an unscripted and revealing aside that risks feeding the Russian president’s narrative that the conflict is in fact an effort to remove him from power, not simply to stop his invasion of Ukraine.

Biden took the stage in Warsaw on Saturday evening to deliver one of the most consequential speeches of his presidency, evoking Ronald Reagan among the Cold War foes of Soviet domination and warning the world to steel for a long battle in the fight for Ukraine against Putin.