Presidents Biden and Putin both delivered defiant speeches earlier today ahead of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, putting the prospect of a Kyiv-Moscow peace deal further away than ever.

Speaking in Warsaw, the US President declared that “Putin’s craving and lust for land and power will fail,” and Western support for Ukraine “will not waver”. After a day of talks with his Polish counterpart, Andrzej Duda, and other leaders of Nato’s easternmost members, Biden insisted that Nato’s support for Ukraine was more united than ever.