Joe Biden warned Moscow that it faced "robust and meaningful" consequences if it engaged "in harmful activities."
Belarus declared a national holiday on September 17, the same day Soviet Forces invaded Poland in World War II in 1939.
Biden first travels to Britain to attend the G7 summit and then Brussels for a NATO summit. He will cap off his week with a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva.
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A well-known Russian opposition politician who was held in police custody for two days last week in a criminal investigation that he has left the country for Ukraine.
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Air France and Austrian Airlines have both cancelled flights as Moscow digs in its heels to protect its ally in Minsk.
The German Foreign Ministry has criticised the move, saying that "nothing about their work can warrant or justify such a serious step."
Joe Biden will meet Vladimir Putin in Geneva next month in their first face-to-face meeting as presidents, the White House has announced.