President Biden angrily vowed to turn Vladimir Putin and his country, Russia, into a ‘pariah’ in the eyes of the world.
The Details: Biden made the remarks while addressing the press in the East Room of the White House on Thursday in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
“The United States and our allies and partners will emerge from this stronger, more united, more determined and more purposeful…Putin’s aggression against Ukraine will end up costing Russia dearly, economically and strategically. We will make sure that Putin will be a pariah on the international stage.” Biden said.
Why it Matters: Biden’s remarks show that the U.S. appears to be serious about doing the maximum amount of economic and political damage possible to Russia in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine.