US President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced a slew of economic sanctions against Russia as he accused his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of aggression against Ukraine.
Announcing the first tranche of US economic sanctions against Russia, Biden told reporters at the White House that “there is no doubt that Russia is the aggressor. So, we are clear about the challenges we face.
Putin said oddly that these regions are no longer part of Ukraine and their sovereign territory. Simply put, Russia just announced that it was annexing a large part of Ukraine, Biden said.
Biden said he is justifying taking more area by force in my opinion. And if we listen to his speech last night, he’s setting up an argument to go a long way. This is the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine as he indicated and sought permission from his duma to be able to do so. He further added in his statement, these sanctions are closely coordinated with US allies and partners and will continue to increase sanctions if Russia moves forward.
US President said who gave Putin the right to declare new countries in the territory of his neighboring country? This is a gross violation of international law. It has been made clear from the US side that the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project will not allow progress. Biden told, for this he is working closely with Germany. If Russia continues with its aggressive strategy, it will be subjected to more stringent sanctions. The US will increase its military deployment in Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.
We have no intention of fighting Russia. We want to send a message to our allies that the United States will defend every inch of NATO territory and that we will fully abide by our commitments. Putin is leading a struggle to take over the whole country in which thousands of people can be killed. American experts fear that now Russia may launch a full-scale war against Ukraine.