President Biden condemned the airstrikes and assured Zelensky of continued security “assistance, including advanced air defense systems.”
Biden condemns Russian attack
The White House issued a statement in which Biden “expressed his condemnation of Russia’s missile strikes across Ukraine, including in Kiev, and expressed his condolences to the loved ones of those killed and injured in these senseless attacks.” President Biden pledged to continue providing Ukraine with defense support, including advanced air defense systems.
The statement also read that he “also emphasized his continued commitment to allies and partners to continue to impose costs on Russia, hold Russia accountable for its war crimes and atrocities, and provide security, economic and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.”
Vladimir Putin has issued a stark warning
In response to Saturday’s Crimean bridge attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin issued a “tough” warning on Monday. Following the Crimean bridge explosion, Putin said in a televised interview that Russia had attacked infrastructure and military targets across Ukraine.
He accused Kiev of “terrorism” and promised “more severe” retaliation “according to the extent of the threat to the Russian Federation, there is no doubt about that.”