Ukrainian conflict: Kiev asks for no-fly zone
NATO would be evaluating request. Moscow: "Third world war would be nuclear"
Some members of the Ukrainian parliament, including Oleksandra Ustinova and Savannah Guthrie, expressed gratitude to the US after hearing President Joe Biden's State of the Union address, but denounced: "Today the whole world is watching Ukrainians being executed. We are grateful for help, but we need protection in our skies. What is the red line that Putin has to cross for NATO and the US to step in?".
According to the television station "Sky News" the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, Dmytro Kuleba, has made it known that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would be "considering" the possibility of giving life to a no-fly zone over the skies of Ukraine at the request of Kiev. An option so far excluded by the Atlantic Alliance as it would imply a direct armed clash with Russian military aircraft.
Hard reply from Moscow. The Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Alexander Grushko, said that incidents and "risks of clashes" between Russia and the Atlantic Alliance cannot be excluded. Already in the morning the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergej Lavrov, had warned: "A third world war, if it were to break out, would be nuclear and devastating".
On the same subject see also the article published by AVIONEWS.
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