Russia’s parliament has approved a letter from President Putin seeking permission to use force outside Russia.
US President Joe Biden met with reporters at the White House. Then he said:
Russia has blatantly violated international law. This was the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Russia’s two financial institutions, VEP and Russia’s military bank, are now facing sanctions.
None of us will be disappointed by Russian President Putin’s statements about Ukraine. If Putin continues, further sanctions may be imposed.
The United States will provide more defense assistance to Ukraine. He noted that US troops would be deployed to Baltic allies that are members of NATO.