Transcript for Putin ‘can’t seize his neighbor’s territory,’ Biden says
- I want to also speak to Mr. Putin's remarks this morning. You know, America and its allies are not going-- let me emphasize-- are not going to be intimidated, are not going to be intimidated by Putin and his reckless words and threats. He's not going to scare us. And he doesn't-- or intimidate us.
Putin's actions are a sign he's struggling. The sham referenda he carried out and this routine he put on-- don't worry. It's not on there if you're looking, OK? The sham routine that we put on this morning that's showing the unity and people holding hands together, well, the United States is never going to recognize this. And quite frankly, the world is not going to recognize it either.
He can't seize his neighbor's territory and get away with. It's as simple as that. And they're going to stay the course. They're going to continue to provide military equipment so that Ukraine can defend itself and its territory and its freedom, including additional resources that the Congress is going to give me today of $13 billion more dollars to help Ukrainians defend themselves and fight back, and we're fully prepared to defend it.
I want to say this again. America is fully prepared with our NATO allies to defend every single inch of NATO territory, every single inch. So Mr. Putin, don't misunderstand what I'm saying, every inch. And I've been in close touch with our allies. We're announcing new sanctions today as well, including new authorities to sanction anyone who provides political or economic support to Russia's far fraudulent territorial claims. And I've been in close touch with our NATO allies, who are united in our resolve to take on his aggression.
I thank you all very much. You also asked me earlier about the pipeline. And let me say this. It was a deliberate act of sabotage. And now the Russians are pumping out disinformation and lies. We're going to work with our allies to get to the bottom of precisely what happened and at my direction have already begun to help our allies enhance the protection of this critical infrastructure.
And at the appropriate moment when things calm down, we're going to be sending divers down to find out exactly what happened. We don't know that yet exactly. But we're not-- just don't listen to what Putin is saying. What he's saying, we is not true. Thank you all so very much.
REPORTER: --Russian nuclear weapons.
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