Biden cautions Putin on NATO danger as Russia annexes Ukraine areas

U.S. pushes back against Putin annexation claim

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U.S. President Joe Biden makes remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s talk about the military dispute in Ukraine after providing remarks on the federal reaction to Hurricane Ian at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2022.

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President Joe Biden greatly cautioned Russian President Vladimir Putin versus making any danger to NATO area as Putin intensifies his country’s war versus Ukraine.

“America’s fully prepared with our NATO allies to defend every single inch of NATO territory. Every single inch,” Biden stated at the White House.

“So, Mr. Putin, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. Every inch,” stated Biden, hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated his nation is sending an “accelerated” application to sign up with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization military alliance.

“America and its allies are not going, let me emphasize this, are not going to be intimidated by Putin and his reckless words and threats,” Biden stated.

“He’s not going to scare us, and he doesn’t intimidate us. Putin’s actions are a sign he’s struggling.”

Biden likewise stated that he has actually been in touch with U.S. allies and specified the Nord Stream pipeline leakages were deliberate.

“It was a deliberate act of sabotage and now the Russians are pumping out disinformation, lies,” Biden stated. “We’re going to work with our allies to get to the bottom of exactly what, precisely what happened.”

“At my direction, I’ve already begun to help our allies enhance the protection of critical infrastructure, and at the appropriate moment when things calm down we’re going to send divers down to find out exactly what happened.”

Putin earlier Friday looked for to validate Russia’s unlawful addition of 4 areas of Ukraine on the premises of referendums in which individuals in those locations supposedly authorized the takeover. Western authorities have actually called the votes a sham.

Shortly later, the U.S. revealed brand-new financial sanctions on numerous Russian authorities and entities in reaction to the Kremlin’s additions.

The sanctions target numerous front business beyond Russia that were produced this year to assist significant Russian military providers avert the sanctions they had actually currently dealt with. The U.S. likewise broadened existing sanctions on top Kremlin authorities to include their other halves and adult kids.

Correction: This post has actually been upgraded to properly show President Biden’s declaration “It was a deliberate act of sabotage and now the Russians are pumping out disinformation, lies.” A previous variation included a typographical mistake.

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