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State of the Union: Biden announces ban of Russia from US airspace

State of the Union
Posted at 8:05 PM, Mar 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-01 20:05:27-05

Addressing a concerned nation and anxious world, President Joe Biden has vowed in his first State of the Union address to continue to put pressure on Russia.

Biden said he is banning Russian aircraft from American airspace in retaliation for the invasion of Ukraine.

"I'm announcing that we will join our allies in closing off American air space to all Russian flights, further isolating Russia and adding additional squeeze on their economy."

He hinted that the U.S. would take more actions to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin's aggression.

“He has no idea what’s coming," Biden said.

Biden, however, reiterated that the U.S. would not engage in conflict with Russian forces in Ukraine.

Biden declared Tuesday night that he and all members of Congress, whatever political differences there may be, were joined “with an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.”

He asked the lawmakers crowding the House chamber to stand and salute the Ukrainians. They stood and cheered.