During his latest solo concert tour, Waters includes an image of Biden in a montage of “war criminals,” with the message “Just getting started” over the 46th president’s face.
Speaking with host Michael Smerconish, Waters wondered aloud why the United States wouldn’t “encourage” Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky “to negotiate, obviating the need for this horrific, horrendous war that’s killing we don’t know how many Ukrainians and Russians.”
Biden has authorized more than $8 billion in security assistance for Ukraine over the course of 17 packages following Russia’s invasion,
Russia has since received international criticism for an indiscriminate bombing campaign that has hit civilian areas in Ukraine hard. Russian soldiers have also been accused of war crimes.
The United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution condemning the invasion and calling for Russia to remove its troops.
“Any war, when did it start? What you need to do is look at the history and you can say it started on this day. You can say it started in 2008,” Waters said.
“This war is basically about the action and reaction of NATO pushing right up to the Russian border, which they promised they wouldn’t do when [former Soviet leader Mikhail] Gorbachev negotiated the withdraw of the USSR from the whole of Eastern Europe.”