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U.S. Envoy To NATO Speaks On Biden's "Putin Cannot Remain In Power" Remarks

U.S. Envoy To NATO Speaks On Biden's

The United States (U.S.) envoy to NATO said on Sunday that the United States does not have a policy of regime change in Russia.

His remarks were an effort to clarify President Joe Biden’s statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”

Speaking in Poland, the US president built on earlier remarks in which he called Vladimir Putin a “butcher”, describing him as “a dictator” and saying stopping the war in Ukraine is “the task of our time”.

He said: “Brutality will never grind down the will to be free. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia.” He added at the end of his speech:

For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.

The White House later denied the US president was calling for regime change.

A Kremlin spokesman, responding to Mr Biden’s comment, said:

That’s not for Biden to decide. The president of Russia is elected by Russians.

Hours after Biden’s speech, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States does not have a plan for regime change in Russia. He said Sunday during a press conference in Jerusalem:

I think the president, the White House, made the point last night that, quite simply, President Putin cannot be empowered to wage war or engage in aggression against Ukraine or anyone else.

As you know, and as you have heard us say repeatedly, we do not have a strategy of regime change in Russia or anywhere else, for that matter.

Julianne Smith, U.S. ambassador to NATO, also reaffirmed Sunday that the U.S. is not pursuing regime change in Russia. 

On February 24, 2022, Putin authorised a military operation on Ukraine citing human rights violations on Russian speaking citizens. The move worsened tensions between Kremlin and the West and has since seen the West imposing sanctions on Russia.

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1 month ago


charu 1 month ago

unless the Russians rise against their president,if the west succeed in killing Putin lyk they did to Gaddafi and others. there are great chances tt USA maybe bombed unaware. therefore the statement that Putin can not remain power, I hope it doesn't bring them to that idea.


charu 1 month ago

unless the Russians rise against their president,if the west succeed in killing Putin lyk they did to Gaddafi and others. there are great chances tt USA maybe bombed unaware. therefore the statement that Putin can not remain power, I hope it doesn't bring them to that idea.


ED 2 months ago

Vladimir ..we as zanu pf ,are not afraid of u ...stop that ****ing invasion of Ukraine u hypocrite mother ****er


mzukuru 2 months ago

It is just about a month since Russia invaded Ukraine. So far there are no signs of abating even when both sides have continued to express willingness to engage in dialogue and end the war. While the war is between Russia and Ukraine, over the past four weeks, it has taken major global dimensions on two fronts.

The first dimension is fear that it may escalate to a World War or Nuclear war and Western countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) have remained cautious in their support for Ukraine.

As long as the war is ongoing and a solution is not secured soon, that fear remain real and anything is possible.

The second dimension of the war is its global economic impact. This is largely a result of an economic warfare between Russia and the West.

It is fair to say that Russia is militarily at war with Ukraine, while globally in an economic war with the West and this is causing suffering across the globe.

As some analysts have noted, Russia is now the most sanctioned country after additional sanctions were imposed in February this year following its invasion of Ukraine.

Any war or invasion of sovereign State must be condemned and stopped, but there are some useful lessons to be drawn from how Russia has handled the myriad of sanctions imposed by the West and the impetuous reaction by the United States and its Western allies.

Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine in 2014 which was followed by a raft of sanctions by the West.

Since then, Russia has always known the West is ready to impose additional sanctions in case of Moscow’s renewed incursion into Ukraine. Russia ventured into what some have described as fortress strategy — a plan designed to cushion its economy from Western sanctions.

Part of the strategy includes weaning the Russian economy off the US dollar and to reduce the share of what Russia owes to foreign investors to just 20%, mainly those from the West.

It bought more gold with its reserves estimated to be nearly US$700 billion last year in December and it increased its exports to friendly countries such as China and India. This has seen economic trade with China increasing with gas supply to China worth over US$100 billion per annum.

From 2014, Russia started banning the importation of Western food products, medicine and technology and promoted local production.

The objective was to be as self-sufficient as possible while increasing trade lines with friendly countries. Russia was preparing for the rainy day.

When Russia started weaning itself off the US dollar, the decision was not only informed by the fear of sanctions, but also a desire to evade the growing impetuous attitude of the West, mainly the US which some have recently described as extremely trigger-happy on the use of sanctions and other economic measures to punish other countries.

With approximately 10% of the countries in the world under some form of US sanctions — some of them major economies — central banks across the world are awakening to the realisation that depending on the US dollar is perhaps no longer a sustainable idea and there are looking for options or to diversify.

So far Russia seems to have withstood the recent freezing of its central bank reserves and disconnecting the country from SWIFT — the interbank messaging system, and other economic measures by the West.

Russia has not been brought down as fast as was anticipated by the West.

This is simply because of the measures it has put in place to protect itself from the capricious attitude of the West.

Russia is proving that it is economically not ready to give in or give up.

Last week, it announced that “unfriendly” countries will pay for its gas in Russian roubles amid an energy crisis in the European bloc.

India and Russia are working a rupee-rouble trade mechanism which is expected to be ready by this week.

It also reopened its stock market after it was shut down for a month. This is in addition to blocking foreign investors from selling their shares which hold over 80% of shares trading on the Moscow Exchange in 2021.

The message from Russia is clear; it will increase trade with friendly countries or it will go down with those who imposed sanctions on it.

On the other hand, the West’s weaknesses are also beginning to show as it deals with the effects of its own sanctions on Russia on its economies.

For example, the energy sector has remained unstable and unpredictable since sanctions were impose on Russia — a major global supplier of oil and energy.

Since the oil is priced in US dollars, some major oil suppliers are turning to other currencies to evade Western sanctions and in the process global trading and geopolitical systems are changing.

There are reports that Saudi Arabia is considering accepting yuan payments for oil sold to China.

Russia and Saudi Arabia are among the three top oil producing countries in the world.

Sanctions are designed to punish the leadership of a country into changing behaviour or into submission.

But with the Russian situation there is a new realisation that sanctions also affect those imposing them by limiting investment opportunities and trading partners.

That way, sanctions are opening up space for investors from other regions which will result in less and less reliance on the US dollar and Western markets. Maybe this is the beginning of a new world order.


Terminator 2 😎 2 months ago

pliz help Mtwakhazi fellow I told him yesterday that there Shona ideots and ndebele ideots who voted for Zanupf each time now he wants tsholotsho guys to fill the heat .I told u is tsholotsho full of madhla mbeva kkkkkkk Bubi ward 6 binga north , pple love Zanupf Zimbos are mad next week the very same pple will be crying are things are tight for us.


chikandamina ndi buche 2 months ago

Putin butcher we vana


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Never 2 months ago

Pindula you make my days. I like reading different opinions from various people.


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI exee 2 months ago

WE HAVE RECENTLY WON THE BY-ELECTIONS AS(CCC) BUT SOME ARE NOW MASQUERADING USING MY NAME TO CALL ME GAY. LET ME TELL YOU , I SWEAR TO GOD AND BY MY MKTHERS GRAVE , I AM NOT GAY AS DENOUNCED BY SOME FELLOW COLLEAGUES.

I MYSELF I AM BI-SEXUAL THAT IS TO SAY I LOVE MEN AND WOMEN . I CAN'T GO AWAY WITH NATURE AGAINST IT BUT TO ACCEPT .

I AM NOT GAY, THERE IS A DIFFERENCE THERE IF YOU DID NOT KNOW @FAKE BUSH LAWYER.GAY MEANS HAPPY . MY TRUE NAME IS TAKUDZWA CHINEMBIRI . I DRINK BEER , TO THOSE WHO MIGHT WANT TO KNOW. SOMETIMES I LIE IN MY ANALYSIS AND I TELL YOU THE PROBLEM IS GOING TO PERSIST.

I LIVE IN CHIPINGE AT AN ISOLATED AREA FOR BI-SEXUALS.THOSE WHO FOLLOW LIKE MARK , TKT , SPONONO AÑD KAKISTOCRACY ARE GOING TO BECOME LIKE DRUNK PEOPLE IN THE FUTURE BECAUSE IF YOU ACCEPT MY ANALYSIS I SEND GOBLINS (INVISIBLE ONES) TO SUCK YOUR BLOOD.

YOURS TRULY
CDE KUFA ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


Gaffer 2 months ago

kikiki oldman since e day he was floored and butchered by Independent Political Supremo he has never recovered...it is e same where he was perfectly mimicked...I can tell there are more than 5 Bush Lawyers,some have perfected the art of being Bush Lawyer..

Jinx 2 months ago

Whoever is mimicking Sonboy, you have paralyzed the old man, assuming that's not him 🤣

Jinx 2 months ago

Yoooh 😂
@ Gaffer, we have a Harry Potter in our midst

Gaffer 2 months ago

I knew it 😂 that there is something wrong with you...I dreamt a goblin claiming to be a Chinembiri,it did suck my blood.. wizard

headless chicken 2 months ago

dacool ma exercises enyu aya mune amunoziwawo here ekuti munhu asakasike kutunda.ndiri mu straight hangu asi ndangoti ndivhunze pamwe muneruziwo


professor 2 months ago

Putin a hypocrite


Dacool 2 months ago

no problem @gaffer being is cool bro i have been gay for quite awhile now.at first it was all about being paid in south Africa.but i have come to enjoy being plucked from behind.
i haven't told my family yet but mybe soon i will have the courage to do what you did here. respect to you dear rainbow 🌈love all the way... Ps dont forget to do butt exercises to keep that hole tyt


Jinx 2 months ago

Hezvooo 🤣

Assshole ndeye kuisa zvinhu here kana kubuditsa?

Manga maneta ne The Cat 😺 nguvai?

DaCool 2 months ago

Hey u fake "DaCool " Stop it !! or else I will type your mother's tags to prove am your mother's boyfriend

Gaffer 2 months ago

You are being used by the devil..
Repent my brother... don't be fooled by South Africans, they're satanists together with their Mandela

Executive Zvimbazi 2 months ago

No haana kutorerwa zita ataura ega

Jinx 2 months ago

Finish 🤣

Tops 2 months ago

ahhhh 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂😂😂😂😂 dacool iwe munhu anenge abirwa zita iwewe wakuzvibudisa panze kudai kkk hanzi 🍑 exercise munoriita sei iroro.kusura uchimira here .kkkk dacool akanyanya.

Leonardo Luvale 2 months ago

USA 's market of sanctioning other countries will be a failure one day,America is a wolf in hot water,threatening Russia is not a peace order.


Leonardo Luvale 2 months ago

USA 's market of sanctioning other countries will be a failure one day,America is a wolf in hot water,threatening Russia is not a peace order.


Mthwakazi republic president 2 months ago

Dear bulawayo landlords

dont rent out your houses to *tsholotsho* people ,if you had already leased your property to a person from tsholotsho increase the rent x 2
they have money ,they are not suffering like us thats why they vote for zanu


Cde Mzvinavhu (Prof) 2 months ago

Zanu pf is improving..making long and strides towards e strongholds of the Opposition


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI exee 2 months ago

DUE TO MIS-BEHAVIOUR BY SOME COLLEAGUES HERE PRESENT ON THIS PLATFORM . I NOW , GOING TO TAKE A BREAK FROM COMMENTING , PLEASE DO NOT RESPOND TO ANY OF MY COMMENTS FROM NOW BECAUSE THE MASQUERADING FAKE BUSH LAWYER HAS PROBEN TO BE CHILDISH INDEED.

MY SALUTATION IS AS FOLLOWS :

[ PEACE TO THE GENTILES, THE GREAT BUSH LAWYER , THE WISE ONE FAR BETTER THAN ANY ,WILL RETURN ]

YOURS SINCERELY
CDE KUFA KWANGU ZVAROVA
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


Jinx 2 months ago

Zvaaendwa izviii 🤣.

Who is who, who knows 🤷

Gaffer 2 months ago

Noted Sekuru

madhuve 2 months ago

kusina magetsi**


madhuve 2 months ago

maonawo here news dze Free Education starting next year ivo vakatadza kubhadharira vana vemateacher as promised for this term nhasi voti free education kkkkkk hanzie tine macomputer atichakupai kuzvikoro kkkkkkk ko vari kumamisha magetsi vachadii


👽og 2 months ago

@fake👽 im coming for you as$hole worthless son of bi€¢h.you useless mother£@ker.usarara namai ingozi yakaipa.chimwana chen'anga


👽 2 months ago

Are you serious nekuti handide munhu arikunyeba,Kanda #,I will inbox you.

👽 2 months ago

at cde.....all no im not gay bro i think ndi gaffer or dakull ati mugay. not inini nothing goes into my ass.ndoshandisa garo rangu basa rakatarwa namwari chete kugAra ne**** asi ndozombobatawo evaskana 🥺

DaCool 2 months ago

👽Wena Sihlamandin Shona loThuvi usuthi amagundwane hayikhona unyoko yiSex Worker
I paid her 100 bond yesterday ,Her honey pussy was more than something👌

Gaffer 2 months ago

Asi unehukama naBush Lawyer,munoswera muchichema chete😁


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