President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the federal authorities’s response to Hurricane Ian within the Roosevelt Room on the White Home on September 30, 2022 in Washington, DC.
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“America’s absolutely ready with our NATO allies to defend each single inch of NATO territory. Each single inch,” Biden stated on the White Home.
“So, Mr. Putin, do not misunderstand what I am saying. Each inch,” stated Biden, hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated his nation is submitting an “accelerated” utility to hitch the North Atlantic Treaty Group navy alliance.
“America and its allies aren’t going, let me emphasize this, aren’t going to be intimidated by Putin and his reckless phrases and threats,” Biden stated.
“He is not going to scare us and he would not intimidate us. Putin’s actions are an indication he is struggling.”
Biden additionally stated that he has been in contact with U.S. allies and said the Nord Stream pipeline leaks had been intentional.
“It was a deliberate act of sabotage and now the Russians are pumping our disinformation, lies,” Biden stated. “We’ll work with our allies to resolve precisely what, exactly what occurred.”
“At my path, I’ve already begun to assist our allies improve the safety of essential infrastructure, and on the applicable second when issues relax we will ship divers down to seek out out precisely what occurred.”
Putin earlier Friday sought to justify Russia’s unlawful annexation of 4 areas of Ukraine on the grounds of referendums by which folks in these areas purportedly authorised the takeover. Western officers have referred to as the votes a sham.
Shortly afterward, the U.S. introduced new financial sanctions on a whole bunch of Russian officers and entities in response to the Kremlin’s annexations.
The sanctions goal a number of entrance firms outdoors of Russia that had been created this 12 months to assist main Russian navy suppliers evade the sanctions they’d already confronted. The U.S. additionally expanded current sanctions on high Kremlin officers to incorporate their wives and grownup kids.