"For God's sake, this man cannot remain in power", US President
Joe Biden said about his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin during a
speech in Poland's capital Warsaw on Saturday.
was quickly followed by the White House saying Biden wasn't calling for regime
change, but was instead making a point about Putin not being allowed to
exercise power over his neighbours.
was clearly an attempt at rolling back - the concern is that this is going to
put more pressure on Putin and make him more uneasy.
that he is the head of a country that is struggling militarily, and is in
control of a nuclear arsenal, the concern on the Americans' part is that they
don't want to back Putin into a corner.
out for regime change directly could cause instability and increase unpredictability.
the last thing you want in these circumstances is unpredictability.
Source: BBC News