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SOTU: "Democracies are rising."

March 1, 2022

In his first State of the Union address tonight, United States President Joe Biden said the country had come together with “an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyrrany.” President Biden said Russian president Vladimir Putin had “met with a wall of strength he could never have imagined or anticipated. He met the Ukrainian people.” Quoting Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy, he said, “Light will win over darkness." To a standing ovation, President Biden said, "Putin is now isolated from the world more than he has ever been." He said financial restrictions imposed by the U.S. and allies had made "Russia's $630 billion war fund worthless." "Tonight, I say to the Russian oligarchs and the corrupt leaders who built billions of dollars off this violent regime, 'No more,'" said the president, adding, "I mean it." "The United States Department of Justice is assembling a dedicated task force to go after the crimes of the Russian oligarchs," said the president. Glancing at the camera in front of him, he said "We're coming for your ill-begotten gains." "We will join our allies in closing off American air space to all Russian flights," the president announced. "He has no idea what's coming," he said. "The United States and our allies will defend every single inch of territory that is NATO territory with the full force of our collective power," said the president. "When the history of this era is written, Putin's war in Ukraine will have left Russia weaker, and the rest of the world stronger." The president said the war in Ukraine had resulted in "a more unified Europe, a more unified West." "In the battle between democracies and autocracies, democracies are rising to the moment, and the world is clearly choosing the side peace and security," said the president.

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