NATO’s Emergency Session Will Move Us Closer to What?

Bottom Line:  As NATO members prepare for an emergency session in Brussels on Thursday, Russia is continuing a brutal campaign of destruction in Ukraine. While Moscow hasn’t explicitly threatened the use of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons in the country, Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov refused to rule out Moscow’s potential use of nuclear weapons in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour on Tuesday, saying, under conditions of an existential threat, such weapons would be authorized.  

The “opportunity to coordinate on the next phase of military assistance to Ukraine,” will be one of the featured elements of the emergency summit that President Joe Biden will attend. According to National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, a parallel U.S. effort will be to, “join our partners in imposing further sanctions on Russia and tightening the existing sanctions to crack down on evasion and to ensure robust enforcement.”  

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