Biden Declares West Will Not Be Intimidated by Putin’s Actions

President Biden said during a news conference at the White House on Friday that the world would not recognize Russia's merger efforts.

President Biden warned Russia on Friday that the United States and its allies would not be intimidated by its latest actions in Ukraine

and said the world would not recognize the fake referendum that President Vladimir Putin was staged to justify the seizure of Ukrainian land.

Speaking at a White House news conference, Mr Biden said the United States and its allies will continue to support Ukraine

With military equipment and aid. He warned that anyone who supports Russia's fraudulent claims on the territory of Ukraine

will also be subject to economic sanctions. Earlier in the day,

Mr Putin announced in a belligerent speech that Russia would annex the four Ukrainian provinces it had invaded.

He accused America of "Satanism" and tried to impose his culture on the rest of the world.

The president also said that Mr Putin should not dare to take his fight to NATO territory, underscoring the unity among the coalition.

The US is fully prepared to defend every inch, every inch of NATO territory with our NATO allies.

Mr. Biden said, "Mr. Putin, don't misunderstand what I'm saying." The United States is investigating

Leaks that emerged in the Nord Stream gas pipeline and while Mr Biden said it was unclear what exactly happened,

he believed the damage was the result of Russia's actions.

He added that the United States is now helping European countries protect their critical infrastructure.