Biden’s speech today: President wants Russia removed from G-20, hopes to visit refugees in Poland

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President Joe Biden wants Russia removed from the G-20, but stressed that this is the organization’s decision adding that the alternative would be Ukraine’s presence as an observer.

Biden was speaking at a news conference at NATO headquarters following meetings with leaders of both the alliance and the Group of Seven on an unusual day of summits in Brussels over the invasion of Ukraine.

The president also said he warned China not to help Russia or risk its economy; There will be an appropriate response to the use of chemical weapons; And that he is likely to visit refugees at the Polish border tomorrow.

Biden is now meeting with the European Council on a day focused on allied unity.

Thursday’s meetings will coordinate with NATO allies on military aid to Ukraine, new sanctions on Russia, and strengthening defenses in Eastern Europe. The United States also formally accused Russian forces of committing war crimes in Ukraine.

The United States also announced that it would accept 100,000 refugees displaced by the Russian invasion – one of the largest refugee receptions in the country in years.

At home, the latest poll shows that a majority of Americans want the president to take a tougher stance on Russia, while his popularity has not changed since the start of the conflict in Europe.


US military commanders tried to contact their Russian counterparts, but the calls were not answered

US military commanders tried to contact their Russian counterparts, but the calls were not answered

Lines of communication between top US Defense Department officials and their Russian counterparts have disappeared since Russia launched its unprovoked invasion of Ukraine last month, putting the world’s two nuclear superpowers at risk of mischaracterizing each other’s special forces movements and drilling with potentially dire consequences.

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Biden says he told Xi that helping Russia would put China at ‘great danger’

US President Joe Biden said he had warned Chinese leader Xi Jinping that taking any steps to aid Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine would put him and his country in “great danger”.

Speaking from NATO headquarters in Brussels, Biden said he did not threaten Mr. Xi, but “[made] I’m sure he understood the consequences of helping Russia.”

I did not make any threats, but indicated the number of US and foreign companies [that] They left Russia as a result of their barbaric behavior.”

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One last stark question about the effectiveness of sanctions.

“Sanctions never deter,” the president says, adding that “maintaining sanctions” and “increasing pain” could change Putin’s course.

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Biden asked about the 2024 election

“In the upcoming election, I will be very lucky if I have the same man running against me,” President Biden says of former President Trump.

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Should Russia be removed from the G-20?

“My answer is yes,” Biden says, “Russia should be removed from the G-20, but the decision is up to all G-20 members.” He says that if others in the G-20 do not agree, Ukraine should be able to attend the G-20 and observe.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 24, 2022 17:43


Biden says the food shortage will “be real” as a result of Western sanctions on Russia because it and Ukraine “are the breadbasket of Europe.”

He spoke of US and Canadian intervention to make up for the wheat shortage and discussed ending restrictions on food exports with the Europeans.

Oliver O’ConnellMarch 24, 2022 17:42


Biden asked about his conversation with China’s Xi Jinping.

He says he did not make any threats, but made it clear to him that there would be consequences if he helped Russia and that he would put his economy at risk.

“China realizes that its economic future is more tied to the West than it is to Russia.”

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