Putin's 'back against the wall' in Ukraine invasion: Biden
22 March 2022, 07:54 pm | Updated: 07 December 2023, 01:26 pm
The U.S. President Joe Biden said on Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “back is against the wall” when it comes to the invasion of Ukraine and that he could resort to using more severe tactics in the country.
Speaking at a Business Roundtable event on Monday, Biden said Putin could resort to using “false flags” to justify a chemical or biological weapons attack on Ukraine, CNBC reports.
“Now he’s talking about new false flags he’s setting up ... asserting that we in America have biological as well as chemical weapons in Europe, [it’s] simply not true I guarantee you,” Biden said at the business event in Washington.
“They are also suggesting that Ukraine has biological and chemical weapons in Ukraine. That’s a clear sign he’s considering using both of those,” Biden said, without presenting evidence. Biden again reiterated that there would be “severe consequences” if Russia did use such weapons.
Concerns have risen in recent weeks that Russia could resort to using chemical weapons in Ukraine as its invasion has been met by a staunch resistance from Ukrainian forces and civilian volunteer fighters.
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