President Biden responds to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Feb 23, 2022, 8:49 PM | Updated: Feb 24, 2022, 1:08 pm
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The statement reads, in part:
“The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.”
President Biden also said he is monitoring the situation from the White House this evening and will meet with G7 members Thursday morning.
The President said he will be coordinating with NATO Allies to ensure a response to deter aggression.
He also said he will address the nation tomorrow to announce further consequences to be imposed on Russia for “this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security.”
“Tonight, Jill and I are praying for the brave and proud people of Ukraine,” the President closed the statement.