10 things you need to know today: January 21, 2022

Biden clarifies U.S. won't accept "minor" Russian incursion into Ukraine, House Jan. 6 panel requests Ivanka Trump interview, and more

Ivanka Trump, pictured at the Republican National Convention in 2020
Ivanka Trump, pictured at the Republican National Convention in 2020
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1. Biden says U.S. won't accept 'minor incursion' in Ukraine

President Biden on Thursday sought to clarify remarks that critics said suggested the United States would accept a "minor incursion" by Russia into Ukraine. Biden warned that the U.S. would unleash a "severe and coordinated economic response" to any invasion. "I've been absolutely clear with President [Vladimir] Putin. He has no misunderstanding," Biden told reporters, adding: "If Putin makes this choice, Russia will pay a heavy price." At a news conference marking the end of his first year in office a day earlier, Biden had said the U.S. response if Putin decides to "move in" to Ukraine "depends on what it does." Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky responded to Biden's earlier remarks by tweeting that "there are no minor incursions."

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