“It is quite possible that he (Vladimir Putin -ed.) can end up striking some of these distribution places, where the supplies are coming through, including inside of Poland,” US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, said in an interview with CNN.
US and NATO officials are taking Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats and the possibility of the Ukraine conflict spilling over into other regions of the world with seriousness.
Marco Rubio, a US senator, said in an interview with CNN that he believes it is “quite possible for Putin to hit distribution points from which the US and other allied supplies go to Ukraine”, including airports in Poland.
This is the development that Rubio expressed the most concern about if Russia attacks NATO territory.
The senator, who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and, according to the media, is privy to Pentagon briefings, acknowledged that “NATO would have to respond in such a situation”, but conditioned the response on the scale and manner of Russian aggression.
Rubio believes that the risk of a nuclear attack on Ukraine “is probably higher today than it was a month ago” and, in his view, Putin is closer to an “intermediate step”, which he considers being an attack on a logistical point that need not be in Ukraine.
David Petraeus, former head of the CIA, indicated that in the event of a nuclear attack by Russia on Ukraine, NATO would destroy all Russian units in Ukraine, Crimea and the Black Sea.
“The thing I worry about is a Russian attack inside NATO territory”
Senator @marcorubio (R-FL) shares what he fears might happen as Russian President Vladimir Putin loses battles to Ukrainian forces. pic.twitter.com/Sk0cKD53Hu
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