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Ukraine war

Biden rebukes Russia in State of the Union with Cold War backdrop

Few mentions of China, as president touts battle between democracy and autocracy

NEW YORK -- Six days into the invasion of Ukraine, U.S. President Joe Biden opened his first State of the Union Address by condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin and championing the resolve of NATO in face of Europe's largest ground war in generations.

"Vladimir Putin sought to shake the foundations of the free world, thinking he could make it bend to his menacing ways. But he badly miscalculated," Biden said.

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