Russian officials lined up to denounce US President Joe Biden on state television, who said Putin was “oriented towards violence” and that there was “simply no justification or provocation for Russia’s decision to go to war” in Ukraine
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Russian officials have hit back at Joe Biden’s taunts that the “butcher” Vladimir Putin “can’t stay in power” by branding the US leader “weak, sick and deluded”.
Moscow used its trusty attack dogs on Kremlin-controlled television to claim that the US leader should undergo a “medical exam” for his inability to “soberly” assess reality.
Putin’s own spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said: “We don’t know what President Biden meant, we know what he said.
“And what he said in general in his speech suggests he’s a victim of numerous delusions.”
Russian Parliament Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin branded Biden a “weak and sick man” guilty of “hysteria” by branding Putin a “butcher” over the bloodshed in Ukraine.
The behavior of the US President can be “explained professionally by psychiatrists”, but “from a male point of view, the weak behave like this.
“US citizens should be ashamed of their President.
“Maybe he’s sick. It would be right for Biden to undergo a medical exam.”
Senior pro-Putin MP Leonid Slutsky returned to a favorite line of attack by Russian officials who justified the Ukrainian invasion by bringing up past American conflicts.
He said on Telegram: “Biden has completely overstepped all bounds of decency.
“The insults he throws at the Russian President are more in line with those used to kill civilians – elderly, women and children – in Yugoslavia, Iraq, Libya, Syria.
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“Need a reminder of who is behind all these campaigns? The USA!
“Or maybe you need a reminder of who promoted Nazism in Ukraine? The USA! “
State television criticized Biden’s “slips and mistakes”, such as calling the flashed city of Mariupol a metropolis and calling the Polish president an “ambassador”.
NTV correspondent Lisa Gerson said Biden had no right to say Putin “can’t stay in power” because 76 percent of voters backed him four years ago.
However, the 2018 election was marred by allegations of electoral fraud, the banning of opposition candidates and the lack of media access for all Putin parties.
Center TV, which is owned by the Moscow government, said the charge against Putin called “Metzger” “frankly offensive.”
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Biden’s ad-lib comments about Putin’s leadership, made during a speech in Poland on Saturday, were taken by many as a call to overthrow the Russian president.
The US President said Putin was “violent” and that there was “simply no justification or provocation for Russia’s war choice” in Ukraine.
He continued, “For God’s sake, this man cannot stay in power.”
His comments were quickly dismissed by both the White House and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who insisted the US had no “regime change strategy in Russia.”
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