Deutsche Welle TV interview on Ukrainian missiles into Russia

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Ukraine has called on NATO allies for more help in protecting its skies, warning that it does not have the means to defend itself from Russian air attacks. Kyiv is running low on air defenses across the country, leaving its forces and cities vulnerable to Russian drone and missile strikes. NATO's consistent argument has been that direct confrontation between NATO and Russian forces would consitute an escalation that NATO does not want. Could it be argued that President Zelenski is actually trying to edge NATO into a confrontation with Russia? 

Period30 May 2024

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  • TitleDeutsche Welle TV interview on Ukrainian western-made missiles into Russia
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletDeutsche Welle international
    Media typeTelevision
    Duration/Length/Size5 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionShort interview on the prospect of French, UK and US missiles being fired into Russia. I argue that this is part of a ratchet escalation and is unlikely to acheive the effect intended.
    PersonsFrank Ledwidge