September 30, 2022

Vladimir Putin's decision to illegally annex four Ukrainian territories and his nuclear threats aren't going down very well with the civilized world. Russia has been quickly losing ground in Ukraine, shocking the rest of the world with Ukraine's strategic and bold military maneuvers. And you can't just grab your neighbor's land and say, "It's mine!"

President Biden said, "America and its allies are not going -- let me emphasize -- are not going to be intimidated, are not going to be intimidated, by Putin and his reckless words and threats. He's not gonna scare us or intimidate us."

"Putin's actions are a sign he's struggling," the President continued. "A sham referendum he carried out, and this routine he put on, the sham routine he put on this morning," trying to present a unified front in Russia.

"America is fully prepared with our NATO allies to defend every single inch of NATO territory … Mr. Putin, don't misunderstand what I'm saying," he added before announcing more sanctions on Russia. "Every inch."

Biden also released a statement that read in part:

In response to Russia's phony claims of annexation, the United States, together with our Allies and partners, are announcing new sanctions today. These sanctions will impose costs on individuals and entities — inside and outside of Russia — that provide political or economic support to illegal attempts to change the status of Ukrainian territory. We will rally the international community to both denounce these moves and to hold Russia accountable. We will continue to provide Ukraine with the equipment it needs to defend itself, undeterred by Russia's brazen effort to redraw the borders of its neighbor. And I look forward to signing legislation from Congress that will provide an additional $12 billion to support Ukraine.

We cannot cower to a dangerous psychopath simply because he has nuclear capabilities. What we've witnessed in Ukraine is genocide. Putin's three-day "special military operation" in Ukraine is now on day 219. Putin is in the finding out stage after fucking around.

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