For several weeks the speculation was on whether Vladimir Putin will invade Ukraine or whether these are just threats. However today early hours Putin announced a ‘special military operation’ in the Donbas region. As soon as he announced it on Television, explosions of bombs were heard in the Capital city of Kyiv.
Joe Biden in his statement from the White House mentioned as follows, ” ……The prayers of the entire world are with the people of Ukraine tonight as they suffer an unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces. President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering……”
He said that Putin is the sole responsible for the lives he will be taking, for the destruction he will cause. The US, its allied partners will all unite against Russia in a decisive way.
Joe Biden will be constantly monitoring the entire scenario from the White House and he is to get regular updates from his national security team. He has scheduled an urgent meeting with his G7 leadership to discuss further consequences and severe sanctions that they have in the pipeline for Russia.
This war was absolutely a choice and was needless, depriving Ukraine of freedom and regular life. The entire Country is worried and stands in deep solidarity with Ukraine. US has asked NATO partners to respond in unison and to halt any further aggression.