US Vice President Joe Biden said on Monday that he is concerned that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not have a way out of the Ukraine conflict, and that he is attempting to figure out what to do about it.
At a political fundraiser in a Washington suburb, President Biden said that Putin had mistakenly believed the invasion of Ukraine would destabilise NATO and the European Union.
Instead, the United States and many European countries have come out in support of Ukraine.
In March, robust Ukrainian resistance defeated Russia’s attack on Kyiv. Russia, which calls the invasion a “special military operation,” pushed more troops into Ukraine last month for a massive offensive in the country’s east, but progress has been slow.
Biden described Putin as a calculating man, and his current concern is that the Russian leader “doesn’t have a way out right now, and I’m trying to figure out what we do about that.”
Courtesy Bol News