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Ukraine Latest: Biden Says Putin Made ‘Overt Nuclear Threats’

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WATCH: Police officers detained demonstrators in St. Petersburg Wednesday after Putin dramatically escalated his flagging invasion in UkraineSource: Bloomberg
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President Joe Biden excoriated Vladimir Putin for making “overt nuclear threats” to Europe as the Russian leader escalated his seven-month-old war in Ukraine with a partial mobilization and vowed to annex territory. 

Speaking to the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, Biden said Putin’s effort to stage “sham” referendums in occupied territory was an “extremely significant violation” of the UN charter. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz earlier called Putin’s announcement an “act of desperation.”