Biden: “The world will hold Russia accountable”

  • The US president accuses Putin of having “chosen a premeditated war”

  • NATO Secretary General condemns “brutal and unprovoked attack on Ukraine”

Shortly after Vladimir Putin announced the start of a “special military operation & rdquor; in eastern Ukraine, the US President Joe Bidenhas issued a statement condemning Russia’s decision to launch “a premeditated war & rdquor ;.

“President Putin has chosen a premeditated war who will bring one catastrophic loss of life and suffering human & rdquor ;, Biden said in the statement, sent just half an hour after the Russian president made his announcement on television. “Only Russia is responsible of the deaths and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its allies and partners will respond in a united and determined manner. The world will hold Russia accountable”.

Biden, who has organized for this Thursday morning a G7 meetinghas also announced that it will offer a message to the US to announce more sanctions “for this unnecessary act of aggression against Ukraine and global peace and security & rdquor ;.

NATO condemnation

The NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has issued a statement in which it has shown its “firm condemnation the brutal and unprovoked attack on Ukraine, that puts countless civilian lives at risk. Once again, despite our repeated warnings and tireless efforts at diplomacy, Russia has chosen the path of aggression against a sovereign and independent country & rdquor ;, has continued.

Stoltenberg has spoken of “a serious violation of international law and a serious Euro-Atlantic security threat” and has called Russia “to cease its military action immediately”. Likewise, in a tweet sharing the statement, he has assured that there will be a NATO meeting “to deal with the renewed Russian aggression & rdquor ;.

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