Washington (Times Of Ocean)- President Biden has warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin might resort to chemical weapons now that he has his back against the wall.
“He wasn’t anticipating the extent or the strength of our unity. And the more his back is against the wall, the greater the severity of the tactics he may employ,” Biden said Monday. The president is heading to Europe this week as the West rallies behind Kyiv and against the Kremlin.
The warning came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy called again for direct talks with his Russian counterpart, saying cities across Ukraine had been bombed beyond recognition.
On Tuesday, the number of people who have fled the country surpassed 3.5 million for the first time.Kremlin
Even as the humanitarian crisis worsened, Ukraine refused to surrender Mariupol, the strategically important port city where civilians have been trapped and bombarded for weeks.