Russia lawmakers gave President Putin permission to use military force outside the country in a Tuesday vote.
Several European leaders said earlier in the day that Russian troops have moved into rebel-held areas in eastern Ukraine after Putin recognized their independence.
On Monday Russian President Vladimir Putin recognized the Ukrainian breakaway provinces Donetsk and Luhansk as independent regions within Ukraine.
Joe Biden’s announced a presser today at 1 PM Eastern time.
The time was moved up an hour.
WHITE HOUSE: BIDEN PROVIDES AN UPDATE ON RUSSIA AND UKRAINE, NOW AT 1:00 PM ET INSTEAD OF 2 PM ET
— critical mix theory (@allidoismix) February 22, 2022
WH Shifts Biden’s Planned Update To 1 PM ET https://t.co/j3gE2g5i8Y
— Talking Points Memo (@TPM) February 22, 2022