Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin on Friday, October 7, rejected the idea of an “off-ramp” for Russian President Vladimir Putin in response to remarks made on Thursday by US President Joe Biden.
In a Thursday evening speech to fellow Democrats in New York City, Biden said Putin’s threat to use nuclear weapons presented the biggest nuclear risk to the world since the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. He said his administration was “trying to figure out” the Russian leader’s “off-ramp” to avoid “the prospect of Armageddon.”
Biden said: “Where — where does he get off? Where does he find a way out? Where does he find himself in a position that he does not not only lose face, but lose significant power within Russia?”
Marin, speaking to press on Friday morning before a European Council meeting in the Czech Republic, was asked about Biden’s idea of an “off-ramp” for Putin to create “a way out of the conflict.”
Marin replied: “The way out of the conflict is for Russia to leave Ukraine. That’s the way out of the conflict.” Credit: European Union via Storyful