Ukraine crisis: 'Who in Lord's name does Putin think...?' says Biden

Addressing the nation on the crisis from the White House, Biden also said Putin's moves are the "beginning of a Russian invasion".

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US President Joe Biden speaks about the situation in Russia and Ukraine from the White House in Washington. Photo: Reuters

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As he announced new sanctions against Russia, US President Joe Biden said: "Who in the Lord's name does Putin think gives him the right,” on  his Russian counterpart’s recognisation of the independence of breakaway regions Donetsk and Luhansk.

Addressing the nation on the crisis from the White House, Biden also said Putin's moves are the "beginning of a Russian invasion". 

"Who in the Lord's name does Putin think gives him the right to declare new so-called countries on territory that belongs to his neighbours?" Biden asserted from the White House podium.

Biden said he’s sending additional US troops to the Baltics in a

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First Published: Feb 23 2022 | 11:34 PM IST

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