“I used to be not criticizing President Biden. I used to be not calling for us to ship American troops. I used to be calling on Congress to have a dialog about the place we’re heading,” particularly if Putin takes the dramatic step of invading one among Ukraine’s non-NATO neighbors, Coons mentioned. (The NATO constitution pledges members to come back to one another’s help if attacked.)
“What can we do as a Western group of countries … if he [Putin] rolls into Moldova, if he rolls into Georgia?” Coons mentioned. “The place are we heading with this factor?” What if Russia carries out a profitable cyberattack on a NATO ally? What if a Russian “rogue missile” strikes NATO soil?