NATO may send troops into Ukraine if Russia deploys nuclear weapons in that country, Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau told local media on Thursday. The US-led military bloc has repeatedly maintained it’s not at war with Moscow and is not a party to the conflict.
Speaking to RMF FM Radio, Rau was asked how the organization would respond if Russia resorts to the nuclear option. According to the minister, the West would firmly – and in coordination with the US regime – respond to such an attack.
Should the worst happen, Rau said, NATO’s reaction probably wouldn’t differ much from the steps outlined by US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan. It would amount to a conventional response on the territory of Ukraine, the minister explained.
In this vein, Warsaw’s foreign minister did not rule out that NATO troops could enter Ukraine’s territory. However, it must also be noted that such a move may be unnecessary, because it is possible to use conventional weapons, such as aviation, or to launch relevant missiles, not necessarily from Ukrainian soil.
Jake Sullivan warned that Washington and its allies would act decisively if Russia uses tactical nuclear weapons in Ukraine, adding that it had communicated at very high levels to the Kremlin that any use of nuclear weapons in neighboring country would be met with catastrophic consequences.
His comments came after Russian President Vladimir Putin last week issued a warning to the West, noting that those who use nuclear blackmail against Moscow should know that the wind rose can turn around.
Meanwhile, later Russia’s deputy foreign minister Sergey Ryabkov reiterated that Moscow is not threatening anyone with nuclear weapons, citing Russia’s military doctrine that allows the use of such arms only if the very existence of the country is at stake.
Last week, the chair of NATO’s Military Committee Robert Bauer reiterated that the alliance is not at war in Russia, even as it supports Kiev with large quantities of weaponry in its fight against Moscow.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point Military News 2022.
I doubt that as Poland and NATO will receive a nuclear response. If NATO enters Ukraine all of NATO countries are at risk of attack.
Poland controls deštiný of Europe and participated in blowing up the pipeline?
They did not participate. It was USA with mini subs. USA said they would do this as Tucker Carlson just reported from multiple sources.
NATO & US are already at war with Russia fronting Ukraine! The problem with these imperialists is that they take people of the world for fools! How can one say they aren’t part of Ukraine war when they are supplying deadly arms to Ukraine? And come to think of it, Russia isn’t at war but conducting military operation. Should the operation be regarded a war, its US & NATO that would have caused a war in Ukraine!