The Biden administration will announce an additional sweeping sanctions package that includes a ban on all new investment in Russia, Russian banks and state-owned enterprises, additional sanctions on Russian government officials and family members.
President Biden called for a war crimes trial against Russian President Vladimir Putin following graphic images emerging of “outrageous” atrocities of civilian massacres allegedly carried out by Russian forces in Ukraine.
President Joe Biden on Wednesday called Russian President Vladimir Putin a “war criminal,” marking the first time in public the president has publicly branded his Russian counterpart since Moscow launched a continued assault in the invasion of Ukraine almost three weeks ago.
President Biden in his first State of the Union address of his presidency announced that the United States will ban Russian aircraft from American airspace, broadening aviation restrictions as the West expands sanctions after President Vladimir Putin invaded Ukraine.
In a high-stakes call, President Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin that the U.S. would impose “strong economic and other measures” in the event of a potential invasion of Ukraine, while the Kremlin demanded guarantees that NATO would not expand further eastward, ending in neither side reporting any substantial progress occuring in Tuesday’s summit.
President Biden lashed out at a CNN reporter in a sharp, confrontational exchange after she questioned him on why he was so “confident” that Russian President Vladimir Putin would change his malign behavior following the high-stakes summit.