Posted: 01.03.2024 09:27:00

Pentagon: NATO-Russia military clash possible

Pentagon Chief Lloyd Austin said that Ukraine's defeat in the current conflict might result in a military clash between NATO and Russia, RIA Novosti reports

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According to Lloyd Austin, ‘frankly, if Ukraine falls, I really believe that NATO will be in a fight with Russia’.

The Pentagon Chief also noted that the estimates – according to which Russian troops continue to advance in the special operation zone and make progress – are very alarming.

In recent times, the West has been increasingly declaring that there may be a direct conflict between NATO and Russia, and that contingents to Ukraine may be sent. On February 26th, a conference on support for Kiev, convened at the initiative of French President Emmanuel Macron, was held in Paris with participation of the leaders of almost a dozen European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands. Following the meeting, Mr. Macron said that its participants discussed the possibility of sending soldiers to Ukraine, but did not reach a consensus.