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Defense Minister: If Ukraine loses, NATO will enter war with Russia

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Defense Minister: If Ukraine loses, NATO will enter war with Russia

US Secretary of DefenseAustinAt a hearing held by the House Armed Services Committee on 29 February, he warned that if Ukrainian forces were defeated by the invading Russian forces, NATO would get involved in the war.

Newsweek and Politico reported that Austin faced Republican congressmen over his secret hospitalization scandal, while Democratic congressmen focused on and spent most of their questioning time attacking Republicans for blocking additional military aid. .ukraineBudget. Responding to one of the congressmen, Austin predicted that if Russia wins the war in Ukraine,PutinThe President also “will not stop”.

“We understand that if Putin is successful, he will not stop and he will continue to take more aggressive actions in the region. Other leaders, other dictators around the world will watch,” Austin said, according to a verbatim transcript. “They will be encouraged by the fact that this happened and we failed to support democracy.”

Austin pointed out that Baltic countries such as Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania are particularly vulnerable to Putin’s future expansionist ambitions. “If you’re a Baltic country, you really worry about whether you’re next or not.”

Austin said, “They know Putin and what he’s capable of doing… Quite frankly, if Ukraine fails, I really believe NATO will go to war with Russia.”

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