- US President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address on Tuesday, 1 March and took the opportunity to issue a warning to Russian President Vladimir Putin
- Biden stated that in the future Russia's military will suffer despite the army currently making ground in Ukraine
- The United States of America has now put more sanctions on Russia and will prohibit Russian flights from using US airspaces
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WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, 1 March, United States of America President Joe Biden issued a stern warning at his State of the Union address to Russian President Vladimir Putin who has sent his military to invade Ukraine.
Biden warned that Putin and his country will suffer the consequences for their actions in the long run despite Russian troops gaining momentum in Ukraine.
“While he may make gains on the battlefield, he will pay a continuing high price over the long run,” said Biden.
Biden spoke on the 6th day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Mulitple world leaders have made the decision to institute economic sanctions on Russian over its actions. Biden announced that Russian aircraft will be banned from using US flights, according to SABC News.
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Biden added that they are also working towards limiting Russia's access to technology which will affect Russia's economic strength and in turn weaken the military in the long run.
Biden said he had charged the Justice Department with forming a task force to go after the Russian oligarchs' "crimes," including "finding and seizing their yachts, luxury residences, and private aircraft," reports EWN.
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Russia has been charged with war crimes by the International Criminal Court. More than 350 people, including 14 children, have been killed in the war, according to Ukraine.
Netizens express concern over Russia's invasion of Ukraine
"This war and attacks on Ukraine are affecting us Severe!! Can they find peace? God be with us. ♂️♂️☝"
"The Armageddon is here prophesy must be fulfilled. Then New world order."
"The most fascinating thing about the Ukraine war is the sheer number of top strategic thinkers who warned for years that it was coming if we continued down the same path. No one listened to them and here we are. Small compilation of these warnings, from Kissinger to Mearsheimer."
"President Putin, in the name of humanity, bring your troops back to Russia.This conflict must stop now."
Shell, BP pull business out of Russia following invasion of Ukraine in efforts to apply economic sanctions
Briefly News previously reported that sanctions against Russia for invading Ukraine have intensified and petroleum and oil companies such as Shell and BP are now stopping all operations in the country.
Shell made the announcement on Monday, 28 February stating that it will also stop operations at its major liquefied natural gas plant. Shell is now the largest Western company to stop dealings with Russia, despite the country being an oil-rich country.
According to SABC News, BP was the first company to pull operations. The British company made the decision to pull out from Russian oil giant Rosneft and this move could cost the company close to $25 billion (R385 billion). Norwegian company Equinox is also planning to stop business dealings in Russia as well.
Source: Briefly News