Biden not calling for Russia 'regime change': White House

AFP , Saturday 26 Mar 2022

Joe Biden is not seeking "regime change" in Russia, the White House said Saturday, after the US president declared in a major speech that Vladimir Putin "cannot stay in power".

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan, a coronavirus relief package, in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 11, 2021, in Washington. AP

"The president's point was that Putin cannot be allowed to exercise power over his neighbours or the region," a White House official said.

"He was not discussing Putin's power in Russia, or regime change."

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