The US President Joe Biden has slammed Vladimir Putin’s statements over the “denazification of Ukraine” are “cynical and lies.”
Biden said, “Putin has the gall to say he’s ‘de-Nazifying’ Ukraine. It’s a lie. It’s just cynical. He knows that. And it’s also obscene.
“President Zelensky was democratically elected. He’s Jewish. His father’s family was wiped out in the Nazi Holocaust. And Putin has the audacity, like all autocrats before him, to believe that might will make right,” Biden added.
Biden also recalled that before the current crisis, NATO and the US worked for many months to cooperate with Russia in order to prevent war in Ukraine.
However Russia responded with nothing but “lies and ultimatums,” Biden said that Putin “was bent on violence from the start.”
“Repeatedly, he asserted, ‘we have no interest in war.’ Guaranteed he would not move. Repeatedly saying he would not invade Ukraine.
“Repeatedly saying Russian troops along the border were there for ‘training’ – all 180,000 of them.”
“There is simply no justification or provocation for Russia’s choice of war,” President added.