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Kremlin says Biden ‘demonizing’ Russia after U.S. president suggests that ‘if Putin takes Ukraine, he won’t stop there’

Source: Meduza

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov responded to U.S. President Joe Biden’s statement that Russia would attack a NATO ally, saying that Washington is engaging in “blatant demonization” of Russia, the Telegram channel You Listened to Mayak reported, posting an audio recording of Peskov.

“We very much regret that the U.S. leadership continues its habit of using Russia as a tool in its internal affairs. In this case specifically, they are engaged in completely blatant demonization of our country in order to manipulate their congressmen and senators to continue to burn American taxpayers’ money in the furnace of the Ukrainian war. We consider this an unfortunate practice,” said Peskov.

Biden made the following statement in an address on his request to U.S. Congress for additional national security funding, which includes additional aid to Ukraine:

If Putin takes Ukraine, he won’t stop there. It’s important to see the long run here. He’s going to keep going. He’s made that pretty clear. If Putin attacks a NATO Ally — if he keeps going and then he attacks a NATO Ally — well, we’ve committed as a NATO member that we’d defend every inch of NATO territory. Then we’ll have something that we don’t seek and that we don’t have today: American troops fighting Russian troops — American troops fighting Russian troops if he moves into other parts of NATO.

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