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The Kremlin says Biden’s remarks about Putin’s end are “alert”

US President Joe Biden will speak during an event at the Royal Palace on March 26, 2022 in Warsaw, Poland, as Russia invades Ukraine. REUTERS / Evelyn Hockstein / File Photo

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  • Biden says Putin cannot maintain power
  • Russia says remarks are alarming
  • U.S. disregards Biden’s remarks
  • Expect a long war-Deripaska says

London, March 28 (Reuters)-Kremlin is wary of US President Joe Biden’s remarks that Vladimir Putin “cannot maintain power” on Monday, and is wary of the first public call from the United States. Said that it was a response. Putin’s 22-year rule.

Biden said at the end of his speech to the Warsaw crowd on Saturday that “for God, this man cannot maintain power,” as a battle in a much broader conflict between democracy and dictatorship. , Threw Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

The White House sought to clarify Biden’s remarks, saying on Sunday that the US president had not publicly called for a regime change in Russia, which has more nuclear warheads than any other country.

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“This is certainly a worrying statement,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who was asked about Biden’s comments, which were rarely reported on Russian state television.

“We will continue to follow the US president’s remarks most carefully,” Peskov told reporters.

Putin has not publicly commented on Biden’s remarks in the midst of the greatest conflict with the western part of Moscow since the end of the Cold War.

In his first live appearance since his remarks, Putin on state television on Monday from Alexander Sergeif, president of the Russian Academy of Sciences, on the accumulation of carbon in mollusks and the use of artificial intelligence to decipher ancient Tibetan manuscripts. I received an explanation.

Biden considered Putin a “murderer” last year, and after his comments, Biden called Putin and said he was pleased with the explanations of US leaders to his remarks.

“Regime change”?

But such outspoken statements from Biden about the need to end Putin’s power appear to violate US-Russia norms, and strangely, Putin’s closest in the Kremlin. Consistent with the story of the former KGB spy forming a circle.

“It’s rare for the president to speak so openly about the regime change,” William Wohlforth, a professor at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, told Reuters.

“But from Putin’s propaganda perspective, it doesn’t seem that unusual, as he often describes it as a goal of US foreign policy,” Wohlforth said.

Putin’s inner circle, including Chief Nikolai Patrushev of the Security Council, formerly head of the powerful Federal Security Service espionage agency, has long claimed that the United States is planning a revolution in Russia.

Dmitry Medvedev, who served as president from 2008 to 2012, said on March 23 that the world would be nuclear if Washington pushed forward what the Kremlin had thrown as a long-term plan to destroy Russia. He said it could swirl towards the dystopia.

Medvejev painted a harsh picture of Russia after Putin, saying it could lead to Moscow’s volatile leadership “with the maximum number of nuclear weapons targeting the United States and Europe.”

Idealistic war

Since Boris Yeltsin resigned on the last day of 1999, Russia’s Supreme Leader Putin has been in the nation’s key interests in the face of the United States, which he says is devoted to world hegemony. Throw war in Ukraine as needed to protect. Ukraine’s desire to participate in NATO.

Ukraine states that it is fighting for survival against the Russian Empire-style land acquisition that divided the two major East Slavs.

Biden’s remarks on ending Putin’s rule obscured a speech with a much broader theme of the battle between democracy and dictatorship.

According to Russian aluminum tycoon Oleg Deripaska, it represents a much longer war.read more

“Currently, some sort of hellish ideological mobilization is underway in every aspect,” he said on Sunday.

“All sides seem to be recklessly preparing for a long-term war with tragic consequences for the whole world,” said Deripaska, who has been sanctioned by the United States and Britain.

Under the constitutional amendment approved in 2020, Putin, who will turn 70 this year, will be able to seek elections for an additional two-year term as president and remain in power until 2036.

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

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Report by Reuters, edited by Guy Faulconbridge and Gareth Jones

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