He also strongly denied that the United States was behind the damage to the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
– It was a deliberate act of sabotage. Now the Russians are pumping up misinformation and lies, so we’re working with our allies to find out what exactly happened, Biden said in a speech to the White House.
He added that he ordered his administration to help protect the critical infrastructure of US allies and will send divers to the site to investigate the incident.
– We will not be intimidated by Putin and his threats, we will stick to supporting Ukraine and we are here fully ready to defend every inch of NATO territory – US President Joe Biden said on Friday, referring to the speech of the Russian president on the annexation of Ukrainian territory.
– As for Mr Putin’s speech this morning: America and its allies will not give – I emphasize – they will not be intimidated by Putin and his irresponsible words and threats, Biden said in a White House speech devoted mainly to Hurricane Ian.
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Biden reiterated that America and the world will never recognize attempts to annex Ukrainian territory and will not give up their policy of supporting Ukraine.
– America is fully prepared to defend every inch of NATO territory – every inch, together with its NATO allies. So, Mr. Putin, do not misunderstand what I am saying. Every centimeter – emphasized Biden.
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