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Ukraine war

Biden unveils sanctions on Russia for 'beginning' Ukraine invasion

U.S. top diplomat cancels meeting with Moscow counterpart Lavrov

U.S. President Joe Biden announces sanctions against Russia at the White House.   © Reuters

NEW YORK -- U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday announced new sanctions against Moscow for what he called "the beginning of a Russian invasion of Ukraine."

Washington joins European allies in responding to Moscow's deployment of troops into two pro-Russian separatist regions of eastern Ukraine. Speaking from the White House, Biden condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions as a "flagrant violation of international law."

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