Macron and Putin react to Joe Bidens spontaneous outburst, “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

President Biden aired his emotions about Putin in an outburst of spontaneous rage. Joe Biden, speaking to an audience in Warsaw, said: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”

The Kremlin slammed Joe Biden’s statements, telling Reuters: “That’s not for Biden to decide.” “The president of Russia is elected by Russians.””

French President Emmanuel Macron even reacted angrily to Biden’s remarks, stating that the provocative words he (Biden) used may jeopardise peace discussions between the two countries.

Looking at the big picture, the west doesn’t have many options for dealing with Russia. It seems that the plot to target Russian citizens, especially oligarchs, in order to topple Putin has failed miserably. This seems to be due in part to EU member states like Germany’s heavy dependence on Russian gas and oil.

Because of the vast sums of money generated by oil and gas over many years, Russia has been able to withstand the effect of current Western sanctions on Russia. The concern for the future is how close Russia has gotten to China as a result of the sanctions.