12 Feb 2022

Joe Biden promises ‘swift and severe’ action by US and allies if Russia invades Ukraine

Moscow continues to say it has no plans to invade Ukraine but its troops are massed on the country’s border and its naval ships on exercise in the Black Sea.

This afternoon, in an hour- long phone call between the US President and his Russian counterpart, Mr Biden warned Vladimir Putin that there would be a serious cost if he took military action.

The Russians said the call was against a backdrop of “hysteria.”