Joe Biden Responds After Putin Announcement
(ConservativeHub.com) – Early estimates suggested the battle for ownership of Ukraine would be quick, but the nation has proven a formidable foe as it fights to keep and regain its land from Russia. Over seven months since the invasion began, the smaller country has pushed invading troops out of thousands of square miles of its land. Yet, the Kremlin strongman is trying to rally his nation for partial military mobilization, a move President Joe Biden is pointedly discouraging.
Putin Announces His War Will Continue
On Wednesday, September 21, Putin announced his troops would push into the former Soviet bloc country again after claiming Western countries have tried to “turn Ukraine’s people into cannon fodder,” according to a translation by Reuters. The pre-recorded footage showed the leader telling his followers that other nations want “to destroy our country.” This new mobilization will call upon Russian reservists, who will receive additional military training.
Putin added that Russia would meet any threats from the West to stop his movement with “all available means.” Reports have suggested he’s alluding to the nuclear weapons under his command.
Biden Condemns Putin’s War and Words
In a quick response to Putin’s harsh words, Biden spoke to the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday. He declared Russia had “shamelessly violated the core tenets of the United Nations Charter,” of which it’s a member. The POTUS also said the Russian leader’s speech contained “overt nuclear threats,” showing “reckless disregard.”
Biden denounced Russia's’s efforts to “erase” Ukraine from the map at the U.N. General Assembly just hours after Putin announced plans to dramatically escalate Europe’s largest war in generations.
“That should make your blood run cold,” Biden said in his UNGA speech Wednesday. pic.twitter.com/rRbPZOAI2g
— POLITICO (@politico) September 21, 2022
The US Commander in Chief continued, calling the Kremlin’s ongoing attack a “sham referenda” and highlighted Russia’s seeming desire to wipe its neighbor off the map, which he says “should make your blood run cold.” With this, Biden asked all the other United Nations members to continue in their resolve to condemn Russia and stand with Ukraine. He also asked the council to add more members from Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean.
Russians Speak Out as Their Sons and Husbands Ship Out to War
Following Putin’s announcement, the Kremlin summoned thousands of men to more than two weeks of training before sending them to Ukraine. Yet, many Russians took to the streets in protest, leading authorities to arrest over 1,300 people during anti-mobilization demonstrations on Wednesday and Thursday. Activists actually torched the local military recruitment office in one city.
Putin’s people seem to be growing more upset by the offensive crushing their nation, people, and economy. As the price has become more dear, has the Russian leader miscalculated the costs to his nation or somehow inflated the potential benefits?
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