Russia vs. Ukraine

President Joe Biden forcefully condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin’s pre-dawn invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, calling it a premeditated attack and a brutal assault “without provocation, without justification, without necessity.”“We have purposely designed these sanctions to maximize a long-term impact on Russia and to minimize the impact on the United States and our allies.” said Biden. At roughly 9:30 p.m. ET (4:30 a.m. in Ukraine), Russian forces began a military operation in eastern Ukraine.  Ukraine’s military chief says Ukrainian troops are fighting the Russian army in the north and the south