“Our forces are not, and will not be engaged in the conflict with Russia in Ukraine,” President Biden says.
“Our forces are not going to Europe to fight in Ukraine, but to defend our NATO allies and reassure those allies in the east.”
As the war between Ukraine and Russia puts the world on edge, Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, has warned global leaders against actions that will prevent Russia’s operation in Ukraine.
Putin said any interference will attract immediate response that will lead to consequences they have “never faced in their history,” adding that Russia was ready for any outcome.
MDB had earlier reported that Putin ordered a special military operation in Ukraine’s Donbas region in the early hours of Thursday.
Ukraine’s interior ministry said Russia had begun attacks on the country, as explosions were reportedly heard in Kyiv, Kharkiv, Kramatorsk, and in other parts of Ukraine
The attacks were said to have targeted key infrastructure in the country.
US President Joe Biden, alongside other world leaders and international bodies condemned the attacks, describing them as unprovoked.
Biden said Putin has chosen a “premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering”.
He stated that the US and its allies—members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)—will deliver a decisive response.
However, Putin, in a TV broadcast, said the circumstances required firm and immediate actions as Donbas’ People’s Republic asked for help from Russia.
He warned that Russia will respond swiftly to any attempt to disrupt its operation in Ukraine.