Joe Biden loses it with Vladimir Putin at ‘Who in the name of the Lord?!’ press conference | World | News

Joe Biden gave a press conference where he revealed that the United States would impose harsh sanctions on Russia following the movement of its troops in parts of eastern Ukraine and deplored the actions of Vladimir Putin. Mr Biden shouted “who in the name of the lord” gives Mr Putin the right to claim parts of Ukraine and break international law. The fiery press conference, however, was marred by a lack of questions from reporters as Mr Biden quickly fled the scene once his speech was over.

Speaking on Tuesday, Mr Biden announced new sanctions on Russia targeting its banks, meaning it can no longer increase its external debt using Western financial institutions.

Analysts say it will hurt Russia’s ability to wage war if it cannot generate the funds to do so.

Mr Biden said: “I will therefore begin to impose sanctions in response well beyond the measures that we, our allies and partners implemented in 2014.

“And if Russia goes further with this invasion, we are ready to go further, like with the sanctions, which, in the name of the Lord, Putin thinks, gives him the right to declare new so-called countries on a territory who belongs to his neighbours?

“This is a flagrant violation of international law and demands a strong response from the international community.”

Mr Biden also warned Moscow that he would “pay an even higher price if he continued his aggression” against Ukraine and the West.

He added: “It sets up a justification to take more territory by force in my opinion… It sets up a justification to go much further.”

However, Mr Biden quickly fled the press conference once he finished and said: ‘I probably have more to say on this as it goes on, hopefully diplomacy is still available, thank you all.”

Foreign Secretary Liz Truss appeared on Sky News to provide an update on the situation and dismissed suggestions that the UK was too soft.

She explained that this was the toughest range of sanctions they could currently impose and said many other measures were kept in the locker to respond to further Russian aggression.

French President Emmanuel Macron was reported earlier this week for appearing to set a summit between the United States and Russia in tough talks over the weekend.

However, while a summit has been agreed in principle, the latest events in Ukraine seem to tell a different story as Mr Macron was ridiculed by National Rally leader Marine Le Pen for his jubilation.

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