Biden faces yet another crisis with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Biden faces yet another crisis with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

  • In a USA TODAY/Suffolk poll, Americans disapproved by double digits Biden’s handling of the situation.
  • Biden has applied lessons learned from last year’s messy withdrawal from Kabul.
  • A standoff between Russia and the West could unsettle the global economy and roil energy markets,

Joe Biden began his presidency amid the worst pandemic in a century and in the wake of the most violent challenge to American democracy since the Civil War.

Now he faces a revival of the Cold War.

“Russia has now undeniably moved against Ukraine,” Biden said in a statement in the East Room of the White House, calling the incursion a “flagrant” violation of international law. His voice rising in outrage, he demanded: “Who in the Lord’s name does (Russian President Vladimir) Putin think gives them the right to declare new so-called countries on territory that belong to his neighbors?”

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