Biden orders ‘tranche’ of Russia sanctions for Ukraine

  • Biden announced sanctions that will hit the Russian economy after Putin started an invasion of Ukraine.
  • Russia’s parliament gave Putin permission to use military force outside the country.
  • German chancellor says the government will ‘reassess’ certification of Nord Stream 2.

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President Joe Biden Tuesday said Russia’s actions in Ukraine will trigger massive sanctions, a response he has been threatening for weeks as President Vladimir Putin built up troops on Ukraine’s borders. In a speech from the White House, Biden said the Russian leader has committed “a flagrant violation of international law.”

Putin on Tuesday received authorization from lawmakers to use Russian troops outside of the country, a move he said was necessary to formalize the military’s deployment in two rebel regions of eastern Ukraine. Russia recognized those provinces as independent on Monday, and Putin ordered troops there to “maintain peace.”

Biden described this as the start of an invasion.

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