WASHINGTHON/USA: U.S. President, Joe Biden is to meet with his counterparts of other Group of Seven (G7) countries to discuss next moves to take on Russia in response to Moscow’s military operation in the Donbass region.
Biden earlier on Wednesday night, said that the U.S. would also “coordinate with our NATO Allies to ensure a strong, united response that deters any aggression against the Alliance.’’
Russian President, Vladimir Putin on Thursday, authorised “a special military operation’’ in the Donbass region.
However, Ukraine had confirmed that military targets across the country were under attack.
“Our plans do not include the occupation of Ukrainian territories. We are not going to impose anything on anyone by force,’’ Putin said in a televised speech to the nation, noting that Russia’s move was in response to “fundamental threats’’ of NATO which had expanded to Eastern Europe and brought its military infrastructure closer to Russian borders.