Biden lashes at Putin, calls for Western resolve for freedom
March 27, 2022
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Joe Biden delivered a forceful and highly personal condemnation of Russia's Vladimir Putin on Saturday, summoning a call for liberal democracy and a durable resolve among Western nations in the face of a brutal autocrat.
As he capped a four-day trip to Europe, a blend of emotive scenes with refugees and standing among other world leaders in grand settings, Biden said of Putin: "For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power."
It was a dramatic escalation in rhetoric — Biden had earlier called Putin a "butcher" — that the White House found itself quickl...