Biden says Putin is trying to wipe out Ukrainian culture | USA TODAY

Biden says Putin is "trying to wipe out the culture and identity of the Ukrainian people" during a graduation speech at USNA.

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President Joe Biden on Friday accused his Russian counterpart of trying to “wipe out the culture and identity of the Ukrainian people” during a commencement address at the U.S. Naval Academy.

Biden said Putin wanted to try to make all of Europe like Finland – a nonaligned, neutral country. Instead, Putin has “NATO-ized all of Europe,” Biden said, a reference to the decision by Finland and Sweden to apply for membership in the transatlantic alliance.

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