The US will “never, never, never” recognise Russia’s attempt to annex territory in Ukraine, President Joe Biden has said.
He was speaking ahead of a speech on Friday from Vladimir Putin, who is expected to declare that four Ukrainian regions are joining Russia.
The Kremlin says Luhansk, Donetsk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson voted to join Russia in recent referendums.
But Ukraine and the West have dismissed the votes as a sham.
The US will impose new sanctions on Russia as a result of the annexation.
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