President Joe Biden arrived at the US Capitol minutes after 9 pm ET.
Joe Biden addressed the State of the Union for the first time as president of the United States.
At the beginning of the speech, he welcomed the Ukrainian ambassador to the United States, Oksana Markarova, and all the people present gave her an ovation.
“We, the United States of America, stand with the Ukrainian people,” POTUS said.
In his first part of the speech, President Biden said Putin wanted to attack Ukraine. It was a “premeditated” effort.
US intelligence agencies reported Russian President Vladimir Putin had plans to invade Ukraine weeks before it happened.
However, Joe Biden sent a strong message about Putin’s isolation, mentioning the multiple sanctions applied to Russia’s economy.
During last week, President Biden’s administration applied economic sanctions that are crippling the Russian ruble.
He also remembered the public that the US cut Russia from technology supplies.
The United States armed forces won’t enter into Ukraine
As part of the new measures, Joe Biden said he’s cancelling every flight coming from Russia.
In his address President Biden mentioned the United States task force will seize Russian allies, and oligarchs patrimony located in the US.
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“The U.S. Department of Justice is assembling a dedicated task force to go after the crimes of Russian oligarchs,” POTUS said.
We are joining with our European allies to find and seize your yachts, your luxury apartments, your private jets.”
However, Biden sent a crucial message during his State of the Union address. The United States won’t set foot into Ukraine.
After Putin’s invasion, Biden sent around 7,000 US troops to NATO-allied countries. Nevertheless, POTUS said the troops will reinforce neighbouring countries in case Putin decides to advance his invasion.