The United States warned Moscow on Tuesday of damaging sanctions, including measures personally targeting Vladimir Putin, as Russian combat troops massing around Ukraine launched new exercises.
Tension appeared to be only increasing, with the White House saying the risk of a Russian invasion of Ukraine "remains imminent."
Russia's eventual attack on Ukraine will provoke a fierce response, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced last night.
"We have agreed that any new Russian aggression against Ukraine will have serious consequences," Stoltenberg said on Twitter after an online meeting with Biden and the leaders of France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Great Britain and the EU, Reuters reports.
British artist Tracey Emin demanded on Jan. 20 that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Downing Street office remove an artwork of hers reading "More Passion," saying it did not need further encouragement to party.
Emin donated the red neon sign to Downing Street in 2011, when David Cameron was Britain's leader.
Britain is removing vaccination passports, mandatory masks in public places and the recommendation to work from home, said Prime Minister Boris Johnson, speaking in the House of Commons of the British Parliament.
It is very likely that the self-isolation regime, imposed due to COVID-19, will not be extended in the country after March 25, Johnson said.