Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops into two breakaway regions of eastern Ukraine after announcing Monday evening that he would recognize their independence.
In response to the incursion, the U.S. and U.K. on Tuesday announced fresh sanctions targeting Russian financial institutions, individuals and sovereign debt.
President Joe Biden described the Russian actions as the beginning of an invasion of Ukraine and said more U.S. sanctions could follow the measures announced Tuesday.
He spoke hours after U.K. Health Minister Sajid Javid said that “the invasion of Ukraine has begun.”
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