RUSSIA has demanded a “sick” Joe Biden face a psychiatric exam after he said Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power”.
Biden had warned that the West would intervene if the Russian leader moved on to “one single inch of Nato territory”.
Decrying Putin’s slaughter of civilians, he added: “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”
In response, the Kremlin has now deployed its loyal attack dogs to condemn Biden.
Speaker of the Russian parliament Vyacheslav Volodin branded Biden a “weak and sick man” who is guilty of “hysteria”.
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The US president’s behaviour might be “professionally explained by psychiatrists” but “from a male point of view, the weak behave this way”.
He added: “US citizens should be ashamed of their president. Perhaps, he is sick. It would be right for Biden to undergo a medical examination.”
Putin’s own spokesman Dmitry Peskov said: “We don’t know what President Biden meant, we know what he said.
“And what he said in general in his speech suggests that he is a victim of numerous delusions.”
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Senior pro-Putin MP Leonid Slutsky alleged that “Biden has completely crossed all boundaries of decency”.
State TV hit out at Biden’s countless “slips of the tongue and mistakes” such as referring to blitzed city Mariupol as Metropol, and calling the Polish president “ambassador”.
NTV correspondent Lisa Gerson said that Biden had no right to say Putin “cannot remain in power” because 76 per cent of voters had backed the Russian leader four years ago.
The 2018 election was dominated by accusations of vote-rigging, the banning of opposition candidates and lack of access to the media to any-Putin parties.
It comes as….
- Ukrainian soldiers have recaptured one of the first towns to fall to Russian invaders.
- Dramatic Call Of Duty-style footage shows the moment a Ukrainian soldier obliterates a Russian tank using a guided missile.
- Murdered Putin rival Boris Nemtsov ‘was tailed’ by an agent linked to Kremlin hit squad as suspect lays siege to Mariupol.
- Up to 40,000 Ukrainians have been snatched from besieged cities and forced into Russian slave labour in a war crime.
- Chilling footage shows injured Russian soldiers looking terrified as they are awarded bravery medals for their role in Putin’s Ukraine invasion.
- Russia wants to split Ukraine in half like North and South Korea, the country’s military intelligence chief has warned.
- A blind mystic who is said to have predicted 9/11 and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine claimed Putin will become “lord of the world”.
- Civilians in Kyiv have resorted to drinking sewage water as the city continues to be bombarded by horror Russian missile strikes.
During his speech, Biden also said the world must prepare for a “long fight ahead” and said the battle “will not be won in days or months”.
He added: “Brutality will never grind down the will to be free. Ukraine will never be a victory for Russia.”
And quoting Pope John Paul II, he said: “Never, ever give up hope, never doubt, never tire, never become discouraged. Be not afraid.”
Mr Biden also sent a direct message to the people of Russia to say they are “not the enemy”.
It comes after Russian missiles injured at least five people in Ukraine’s largest western city – less than 24 hours after Putin vowed to focus his army on the east.
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