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Putin, speaking at a rare news conference, said that negotiations with Ukraine had reached an “impasse” and that it is unclear when the war will end. It will continue, he said, until the Kremlin fulfills its goals in the Donbas region, the eastern part of Ukraine where analysts and officials expect a vigorous new Russian offensive.
Biden has in recent weeks resisted the term “genocide,” instead referring to reported atrocities in Ukraine as “war crimes.” But on Tuesday, Biden said that “it’s become clearer and clearer that Putin is trying to wipe out the idea of being Ukrainian."