Joe Biden (the president of the United States) referred to Vladimir Putin as an “alien” on Thursday. “murderous dictator” which has authorized “inhumane” attacks against Ukraine.
The US president spoke these words just days after calling Putin a war criminal for Russia’s actions in the invasion of Ukraine. It was deemed unacceptable and inexcusable by the Kremlin
“(Putin) is a murderous dictator and a pure thug who wage an immoral war on the people of Ukraine”,Biden spoke at a luncheon in Congress to mark Saint Patrick’s Day.
Shortly before, Biden also directly condemned the Russian president during a virtual meeting with Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin in the Oval Office.
Biden first described Putin on WednesdayA “war criminal””, something that its spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, blamed on the “barbaric actions” of Russia during its invasion of Ukraine.
The spokeswoman stated that at this time, the State Department had not made a formal accusation against Russia and that the legal review “is still ongoing” at headquarters of US diplomacy.
The United States announced earlier this month it was “documenting Russian attacks on Ukraine and their effect on civilians to ensure Russia is accountable for war crimes.
Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC), stated Wednesday that attacks on the civilian population of Ukraine were “a crime” and that his office could investigate.
Biden’s meeting with the Irish prime Minister on Thursday was part of a tradition that had been broken during the pandemic. Each year, the leader from Ireland visits Washington on St. Patrick’s Day in order to honor Irish heritage. USA
The leaders couldn’t meet up because Martin tested positive to covid-19 on Wednesday night. Martin was already in Washington at the time.We had to speak to BidenVideoconference via the Blair House, official guest house of the White House
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