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Biden Predicts Russia Will Invade Ukraine, Says Putin “Will Regret Having Done It”

HeadlineJan 20, 2022

President Biden capped his first year in office Wednesday with a marathon, two-hour news conference in which he blamed Republicans for stalling much of his legislative agenda. It was Biden’s first formal news conference since March. Speaking to reporters in the White House, Biden said he expects Russia will invade Ukraine, but predicted that President Vladimir Putin does not want a full-blown war. He said Washington and NATO’s response to a Russian invasion will depend on its severity.

President Joe Biden: “Do I think he’ll test the West, test the United States and NATO as significantly as he can? Yes, I think he will. But I think he’ll pay a serious and dear price for it that he doesn’t think now will cost him what it’s going to cost him. And I think he will regret having done it.”

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