Biden warns Putin that U.S. will defend ‘every single inch’ of NATO territory as Russia formally annexes Ukraine regions

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 30: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the federal government’s response to Hurricane Ian in the Roosevelt Room at the White House on September 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters

President Joe Biden warned Russian President Vladimir Putin the United States is ready to defend NATO territory as Putin continues to escalate the war in Ukraine.

“America’s fully prepared with our NATO allies to defend every single inch of NATO territory. Every single inch,” Biden said. “So, Mr. Putin, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. Every inch.”

Prior to his speech, the Biden administration announced new economic sanctions on hundreds of Russian officials and entities in response to the Kremlin’s illegal annexation of four regions of Ukraine.

Biden said that he has been in touch with U.S. allies and stated the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were intentional.

U.S. President Joe Biden makes remarks about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s comments on the military conflict in Ukraine after delivering remarks on the federal response to Hurricane Ian at the White House in Washington, September 30, 2022.

President Joe Biden sharply warned Russian President Vladimir Putin against making any threat to NATO territory as Putin escalates his nation’s war against Ukraine.

“America’s fully prepared with our NATO allies to defend every single inch of NATO territory. Every single inch,” Biden said at the White House.

“So, Mr. Putin, don’t misunderstand what I’m saying. Every inch,” said Biden, hours after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said his country is submitting an “accelerated” application to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization military alliance.

“America and its allies are not going, let me emphasize this, are not going to be intimidated by Putin and his reckless words and threats,” Biden said.

“He’s not going to scare us, and he doesn’t intimidate us. Putin’s actions are a sign he’s struggling.”

Biden also said that he has been in touch with U.S. allies and stated the Nord Stream pipeline leaks were intentional.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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