(ReliableNews.org) – Russian President Vladimir Putin is being accused of allowing his military to target Ukrainian civilians. Images splashed across television screens and newspapers around the world are nothing short of horrifying. Still, when President Joe Biden called Putin a name recently, it was quite shocking.
On March 16, Biden declared Putin a “war criminal” while speaking to the press. His aides later told reporters the president was reacting to images of dead and disfigured Ukrainians, including children. However, by calling the Russian president this, Biden made the disagreement between the two very personal.
NOW – Biden calls Putin a "war criminal" for invasion of Ukraine.pic.twitter.com/Th2flJiQxv
— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) March 16, 2022
Later that day, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the US president’s rhetoric was “unacceptable and unforgivable” coming from the leader of a country that has bombed “hundreds of thousands” around the world.
Biden clearly didn’t care what the Kremlin had to say. The next day, he called Putin a “murderous dictator” and “a pure thug” for launching a war against the Ukrainians.
Russia and the US are often considered the world’s only two remaining superpowers. The nations both have nuclear weapons and a war between them could start WWIII. Recently, they’ve traded sanctions, but Biden was the first to launch a personal attack.
Do you think the personal insults will increase tensions?
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