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Ukraine Live Updates: Biden Joins Europe in Punishing Russia With Sanctions

By Michael D. Shear, Richard Pérez-Peña, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Anton Troianovski|Feb. 22nd, 2022

“Who in the Lord’s name does Putin think gives him the right to declare new so-called countries on territory that belonged to his neighbors?” Mr. Biden said on Tuesday afternoon, joining a cascade of criticism from global leaders earlier in the day. “This is a flagrant violation of international law and demands a firm response from the international community.”