LIVE: Biden began his SOTU 2022 speech by condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He expressed his support for the Ukrainian people and emphasised Washington’s and its allies’ sanctions against Moscow.
“Putin is now isolated from the world more than ever,” Biden said. “Together along with our allies, we are right now enforcing powerful economic sanctions. We are cutting off Russia’s largest banks from the international financial system. Preventing Russia’s central bank from defending the Russian Ruble, making Putin’s $630bn ‘war fund’ worthless.”