Ukraine Update: Will Russia attack NATO?

Ukraine Update: Will Russia attack NATO?

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“Putin could attack NATO in ‘5 to 8 years,’ German defense minister warns,” screams a Politico headline on Friday. In the article, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius explains, “We hear threats from the Kremlin almost every day … so we have to take into account that Vladimir Putin might even attack a NATO country one day.”

And yet he’s ignoring the facts that Russia has already attacked NATO countries. Since 2016, Russia has attacked the U.S. by meddling in its elections. It does the same in democracies all over the world, including in NATO nations. Outside of elections, the Kremlin engages in regular cyberattacks against the U.S. and other NATO countries. And Russia engages in nontraditional forms of destabilization, such as helping push mass numbers of migrants through NATO borders.

But if Pistorius is talking about a conventional war? That’s extremely unlikely to happen in the near future. But whatever possibility there is, it’s all the more reason to help Ukraine fight Russia and make any potential strike even less likely.

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