President Biden Live Address: Response to Russia

February 24, 2022

Updated 1:15 p.m.: Thursday, February 24 at 1:30 p.m. ET. U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to make a live address on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the US response.

U.S. President Biden condemned Russia for an “unprovoked and unjustified attack” on Ukraine. He promised that the U.S. and its allies “will hold Russia accountable.”

PBS NewsHour reports that President Biden said he plans to speak to the American people Thursday after a meeting of the Group of Seven (G7) leaders, an inter-governmental political forum made up of the nations Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. More sanctions against Russia are expected to be announced Thursday.

President Biden released the written statement: “President Putin has chosen a premeditated war that will bring a catastrophic loss of life and human suffering. Russia alone is responsible for the death and destruction this attack will bring, and the United States and its Allies and partners will respond in a united and decisive way. The world will hold Russia accountable.”

Watch more reporting on the Russian attack of Ukraine tonight at 7 p.m. on PBS NewsHour and at 11 p.m on Amanpour and Company. Livestream on Thirteen.org/live and on Thirteen Explore apps.