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Biden says Putin 'cannot remain in power' in a fiery speech in Warsaw

Biden's comments on Saturday, including a statement earlier in the day calling Putin a 'butcher,' were a sharp escalation of the US approach to Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine

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US President Joe Biden delivers a speech at the Royal Castle in Warsaw, Poland, on March 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

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U.S. President Joe Biden said that Russia's leader Vladimir Putin "cannot remain in power" in Poland Saturday, remarks a White House official said later were meant to prepare the world's democracies for extended conflict over Ukraine, not back regime change in Russia.

Biden's comments on Saturday, including a statement earlier in the day calling Putin a "butcher," were a sharp escalation of the U.S. approach to Moscow over its invasion of Ukraine.

In a major address delivered at Warsaw's Royal Castle, Biden evoked Poland's four decades behind the Iron Curtain in an effort to build a case that the world's democracies must

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First Published: Mar 27 2022 | 6:22 AM IST

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