Next, Joe Biden addresses the Russian people, saying he’s worked with Russian leaders for decades, since the height of the Cold War.
“I’ve always spoken directly and honestly to you the Russian people,” he says.
“Let me say this, if you’re able to listen. You the Russian people are not our enemy.
“I refuse to believe you welcome the killing of innocent children and grandparents.
“Or that you accept hospitals, schools, maternity wards for God’s sake, being pummelled with Russian missiles and bombs.
“Or cities being surrounded so that civilians cannot flee, supplies cut off and attempting to starve Ukrainians into submission.
“Millions of families are being driven from their homes, including half of all Ukraine’s children.
“These are not the actions of a great nation.”
He closes his speech with a reference to Vladimir Putin – “For God’s sake, this man cannot remain in power.”