The Countdown: Biden rebukes Russia; what comes next for Ukraine crisis?

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022 11:51PM
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In this edition of 'The Countdown,' we cover the latest developments out of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

NEW YORK (WABC) -- In this edition of 'The Countdown,' we cover the latest developments out of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.

The war in Ukraine dominated President Joe Biden's address to the UN on Wednesday.

In a scathing rebuke against Russian President Vladimir Putin, he called the invasion a duel between Democracy and Autocracy. His words came after Putin escalated the conflict by calling up more troops and making a veiled threat of the nuclear weapons at his disposal.

But instead of backing down, President Biden reaffirmed the United States' commitment to support Ukraine.

Eyewitness News reporter NJ Burkett events at the UN while an official at Kean University joined the show to break down the crisis in Ukraine.

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You can watch 'The Countdown' live Monday-Friday at 6:30 p.m. on ABC7NY.com or our ABC7NY app on Roku, FireTV, Apple TV and Android TV.

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