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IPFS News Link • WAR: About that War

The Reckless Brinkmanship With Russia Just Keeps On Escalating

• Caitlin Johnstone - Substack

In response to the frightening steps that NATO has been taking to allow western-supplied weapons to be used by Ukraine to strike Russian territory, Vladimir Putin warned last week that these escalations can lead to "serious consequences". 

"This constant escalation can lead to serious consequences," Putin said. "If these serious consequences occur in Europe, how will the US behave, bearing in mind our parity in the field of strategic weapons? Hard to say. Do they want global conflict?"

We can get a more concrete idea of what Putin was talking about from the blatant threat Moscow formally made to the UK last month, saying that Ukraine using any British weapons to attack Russian territory could result in direct Russian attacks on British military targets in Ukraine "and beyond", which would place Russia in a profoundly dangerous state of hot warfare with NATO forces.