Invasion in Ukraine: Joe Biden denounces the unjustified attack of Russia
Eva Deschamps / February 24, 2022
U.S. President Joe Biden denounced Wednesday night the unjustified attack of Russia against Ukraine, after his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin announced a military operation to defend the separatists in the east of the country.
President Putin has chosen (to launch) a premeditated war that will result in catastrophic human suffering and loss, Biden said in a statement. Russia, alone, is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will cause, he insisted.
The President of the United States, who said he would speak on Thursday about the consequences for Russia of this announcement and would meet the same day with his counterparts of the G7, also promised that the world will demand (it) accounts from Moscow. Several U.S. elected officials on both sides of the aisle blasted Putin's decision. Democratic Senator Mark Warner, head of the Intelligence Committee, urged the United States and NATO to be united to confront Putin's attempts to revive the Russian empire at the expense of the Ukrainian people. For more than 70 years, we have avoided a full-scale war in Europe. With his illegal invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin has tragically ended decades of general peace, he wrote. Republican Senator Mitt Romney called on the United States and its allies to protect freedom by subjecting Putin and Russia to the toughest economic sanctions, expelling them from global institutions, and committing ourselves to the expansion and modernization of our national defense.