Biden is speaking before the UN General Assembly later today and is expected to launch a strong attack on Russia.
“He will issue a strong rebuke of Russia’s unjust war in Ukraine and call on the world to continue to stand up to the naked aggression we have seen in recent months,” said US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
According to Sullivan, Biden will also emphasize the importance of strengthening the United Nations and calling Russia’s war on Ukraine a violation of the body’s charter.
On Wednesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the mobilization of Russian forces in Ukraine. The Russian aggression is condemned by the outside world.
On Tuesday, it was also announced that the Russian occupation governments in Ukrainian Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhya and Kherson will hold so-called referendums starting on Friday with the aim of joining the regions to Russia.