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NATO Won’t Risk Broader Russia War With a Ukraine No-Fly Zone

  • Allies see Russian air power as too challenging for a zone
  • Ukraine’s Zelenskiy has repeatedly appealed to NATO for help
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Zelenskiy Calls NATO 'Weak' for Refusing No-Fly-Zone
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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is stepping up his calls for a no-fly zone as his country faces escalating Russian bombardment of key cities and strategic sites, but the NATO military alliance says it can’t support one.

“We understand the desperation, but we also believe that if we did that we would end up with something that could end in a full-fledged war in Europe, involving many more countries and causing much more human suffering,” NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg told reporters after a ministerial meeting in Brussels on Friday. “That’s the reason why we make this painful decision.”