Joe Biden, the president of the US of America, on Tuesday, accused his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, of making an attempt to disrupt the 2022 US midterm elections, slated to be held in November subsequent yr, when all 435 seats within the US Home of Representatives and 34 of the 100 seats within the Senate can be contested. Referring to Putin as “harmful”, 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.
“Take a look at what Russia doing already concerning the 2022 elections and misinformation,” stated the US president, referring to the data he acquired throughout his every day briefing. With out elaborating a lot on the matter, Biden stated that the Russian president’s actions are a “pure violation” of the US’ sovereignty.
“Putin has an actual downside,” Biden stated. “He’s sitting on prime of an financial system that has nuclear weapons and nothing else. He is aware of he’s in actual bother, which makes him much more harmful in my opinion.”
The US president additionally identified the latest improve in cyberattacks, together with ransomware, allegedly performed by Moscow. “If we find yourself in a struggle, an actual capturing struggle, with a significant energy, it’ll 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.