President Biden will use his virtual address to the annual Munich Security Conference to denounce Russian efforts to undermine democracy in the United States, according to a senior administration official.
Friday brings two major moments for Biden as he makes his presidential debut on the world stage, with first a virtual Group of Seven meeting of world leaders followed by his keynote speech in which he will signal a stark change from the Trump years.
In both, he will underline how democracies are better placed than strongmen in tackling the world’s major problems. In particular, Biden will call out Moscow for its “malign” activities in trying to weaken democracies and disrupt transatlantic and European partnerships.
“He will specifically talk to what he believes is a concerted effort by the Kremlin to carry out a strategy to discredit, undermine and destabilize democracies,” said the official. “And he will call