(PartiallyPolitics.com) – On Monday President Biden commented for the first time on the Wagner Group’s revolt against Russian President Vladimir Putin’s regime over their handling of the war in Ukraine. In his address, Biden denied all allegations that the U.S. was involved in the coup d’état, noting that it was a top priority for the U.S. and NATO to showcase that they were not involved with the incident.
Biden revealed that as the situation was unfolding he had requested hourly updates, as well as held meetings with many key allies. He further noted that the U.S. is still addressing the effects of the weekend’s events and pointed out that their support for Ukraine was unwavering.
As Biden pointed out, one of the things they wanted to guarantee is that Putin would not find a way to place the blame for the events on the West or NATO. This was why they were focused on ensuring that the U.S. showed that it was not involved in the incident which was an entirely internal struggle in the Russian system.
He also stated that he had talked with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine and that they continued to be in communication.
These latest remarks from Biden were given ahead of his speech at an Investing in America event on Monday which he attended with Vice President Kamala Harris. Secretary of State Tony Blinken had made similar statements over the weekend noting that the U.S. was not involved with the Wagner Group’s revolution in any way.
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