The Kremlin says Biden’s comments on Putin’s decision are “dangerous.”

US President Joe Biden speaks during an event at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, on March 26, 2022, amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein / File Photo

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  • Biden says Putin cannot continue to rule
  • Russia says the comment is worrying
  • The United States rejects Biden’s opinion
  • Expect a long war – says Deribaska

LONDON, March 28 (Reuters) – US President Joe Biden’s remarks that Vladimir Putin could not “stay in power” were a warning, and the Kremlin said on Monday that it was a protected response to the first public call for an end to the United States. Putin’s 22-year rule.

“For God’s sake, this man cannot be in power,” Biden said at the end of a speech at a rally in Warsaw on Saturday. He portrayed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as a war in a broader conflict between democracy and authoritarianism.

The White House sought to clarify Biden’s views, and the US president said on Sunday that he had not publicly called for regime change in Russia, which has more nuclear weapons than any other force.

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When asked about Biden’s comments, which received little coverage on Russian state television, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “This is definitely a dangerous statement.”

“We will continue to monitor the US president’s statements very closely,” Peskov told reporters.

Putin has not publicly commented on Biden’s comments – which comes in the midst of Moscow’s biggest confrontation with the West since the end of the Cold War.

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In his first direct appearance after the comment, on Monday, Alexander Sergiev, president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, explained on Putin state television that carbon accumulation in molluscs and the use of artificial intelligence to understand ancient Tibetan manuscripts.

Biden called Putin a “killer” last year. After that comment, Biden called Putin, saying he was satisfied with the US president’s explanation for the comment.

‘Regime change’?

Biden’s outspokenness in calling for an end to Putin’s power seemed to violate the rules of US-Russian relations and, strangely enough, coincide with the description of former KGB spies creating Putin’s close circle in the Kremlin.

“It’s unusual for the president to talk so blatantly about regime change,” William Wolford, a government professor at Dortmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, told Reuters.

“But it does not seem unusual from the perspective of Putin’s campaign, because he often describes it as the goal of US foreign policy,” Wolford said.

Putin’s inner circle, including Security Council President Nikolai Badrushev, the former head of the powerful Federal Security Service spy agency, has long argued that the United States is plotting a revolution in Russia.

Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012, said on March 23 that the world would move towards nuclear dystopia if Washington pressed the Kremlin’s long-term plot to destroy Russia. read more

Medvedev painted a grim picture of post-Putin Russia, saying it would lead to an unstable leadership in Moscow “with the maximum number of nuclear weapons targeting the United States and Europe.”

Ideological war

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Putin, Russia’s top leader since the resignation of Boris Yeltsin on the last day of 1999, has called for a war in Ukraine to defend his country’s key interests in the face of the United States, which he says is bent on world domination. He is particularly keen to thwart Ukraine’s hopes of joining NATO.

Ukraine says it is fighting for its survival against Russian imperialist-style land grabbing that has divided the two major Eastern Slav populations.

Biden’s views on ending Putin’s rule obscured a discourse that had a much broader theme: the war between democracy and authoritarianism.

According to Russian aluminum president Oleg Deribaska, this marks a long war. read more

“Now there is a kind of hellish ideological mobilization going on from all sides,” he said Sunday.

“All sides seem to be recklessly preparing for a protracted war, which will have tragic consequences for the whole world,” said Deribaska, who has been approved by the United States and Britain.

Under the constitutional changes approved in 2020, Putin, who turns 70 this year, could be elected president for another two to six years, allowing him to remain in power until 2036.

The Kremlin says Putin is a democratically elected leader and that it is up to the Russian people to decide who will lead their country, not Washington.

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Report by Reuters; Editing by Guy Balkanbridge and Gareth Jones

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