Joe Biden, the president of the United States of America, on Tuesday, accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of attempting to disrupt the 2022 US midterm elections, slated to be held in November subsequent yr, when all 435 seats within the US House of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats within the Senate can be contested. Referring to Putin as “dangerous”, the US president alleged that his Russian counterpart is main an financial system that solely has nuclear weapons and “nothing else”.
Biden made these remarks to about 120 representatives of the US intelligence who gathered on at the present time on the headquarters of the workplace of the director of nationwide intelligence (ODNI) in northern Virginia.
“Look at what Russia doing already about the 2022 elections and misinformation,” mentioned the US president, referring to the knowledge he obtained throughout his day by day briefing. Without elaborating a lot on the matter, Biden mentioned that the Russian president’s actions are a “pure violation” of the United States’ sovereignty.
“Putin has a real problem,” Biden mentioned. “He is sitting on top of an economy that has nuclear weapons and nothing else. He knows he is in real trouble, which makes him even more dangerous in my view.”
The US president additionally identified the latest improve in cyberattacks, together with ransomware, allegedly performed by Moscow. “If we end up in a war, a real shooting war, with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach,” Biden warned, including that the ransomware assaults usually see hackers encrypting victims’ information after which demanding cash for restored entry.
The US midterm elections are scheduled to be held on November 8, 2022. As many as 39 state and territorial gubernatorial and quite a few different state and native elections are additionally slated to be held across the identical time.
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