In a speech to the United Nations General Assembly, Joe Biden says Russia's plan to annex parts of Ukraine after so-called 'referendums' violates the 1945 UN Charter. However the U.S President stopped short of saying that Russia should be ousted as a member of the UN Security Council.
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Russian forces have invaded Ukraine from land, air and sea with strikes causing widespread damage. Global leaders have condemned the move and imposed sanctions.
The Russian economy has been impacted by a raft of global sanctions as world leaders try to pressure Vladimir Putin to end the war in Ukraine.