US President Joe Biden said Russian President Vladimir Putin is disconnected from the rest of the world and wants to revive the former Soviet Union.
"He has much larger ambitions than Ukraine. He wants to, in fact, reestablish the former Soviet Union. That's what this is about. And I think that his ambitions are completely are contrary to the place where the rest of the world has arrived."
Biden remained steadfast that sanctions will have an effect on Russian aggression after the country attacked Ukraine.
"It will weaken his country. He'll have to make a very, very difficult choice of whether to continue to move toward being a second-rate power or, in fact, respond," Biden said.
"If we don't move against him now with these significant sanctions, he will be emboldened," Biden later said.