March 2, Wednesday, 2022 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1.US President Joe Biden has stressed in his State of the Union address that the international community will be united in facing up to Russia as it invades Ukraine. Biden said in the US Capitol on Tuesday that Americans have “an unwavering resolve that freedom will always triumph over tyranny.” He added that Russian President Vladimir Putin “though he could roll into Ukraine and the world would roll over. Instead, he met a wall of strength he never imagined. He met the Ukrainian people.”
2.A number of countries have criticized Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on the second day of an emergency special session of the United Nations General Assembly. Delegates from about 60 member states addressed the session on Tuesday. Many speakers criticized Russia.
3.Russian forces in Ukraine are increasing their aerial attacks in civilian areas. They struck the main television tower in the capital, Kyiv. The tower is located near a residential area, and five people were killed.