Soon after the Russian President Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine calling it “neo-Nazi”, US President Joe Biden condemned Russia’s ‘unprovoked and unjustified attack’ against Ukraine.
The news: The US president said that he fears “catastrophic loss of life and human suffering”.
- President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, adding that Moscow does not plan to occupy Ukraine. He said the military action announced by him will seek to “demilitarize” Ukraine and came in response to threats from Ukraine.
- The White House issued a statement of President Joe Biden, “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.”
- “I will be monitoring the situation from the White House this evening and will continue to get regular updates from my national security team. Tomorrow, I will meet with my G7 counterparts in the morning and then speak to the American people to announce the further consequences the United States and our Allies and partners will impose on Russia for this needless act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security. We will also coordinate with our NATO Allies to ensure a strong, united response that deters any aggression against the Alliance. Tonight, Jill and I are praying for the brave and proud people of Ukraine,” the statement said.