Biden to address US on Ukraine following Russian invasion – live

President Joe Biden is expected to address the nation about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine


President Joe Biden is preparing to address the nation about the escalating crisis in Ukraine after he vowed to hold Russia “accountable” for the “unprovoked and unjustified attack” that has left dozens of people dead and has sent global markets plunging.

The president will speak at 12:30pm ET on Thursday where he will unveil a series of sanctions against Moscow including further restrictions on banks and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.

Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in the early hours of Thursday morning with a series of missile attacks across the nation including close to the capital Kiev.

The attacks came just minutes after Mr Putin announced he was launching a “special military operation” in the country.

Mr Biden said that the US and its allies would respond “in a united and decisive way” to the “premeditated war” waged by Russia and condemned the attack in a phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky overnight.

On Thursday morning, the president held a national security council meeting in the White House before meeting the other leaders of the G7 as the West planned to roll out “severe sanctions” on Russia.


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