- Senators Propose Resolution Threatening War With Russia If Putin Uses Nuclear Weapons in Ukraine || It Would Be Considered an Attack on NATO || Article 5 Will Be Invoked
by Hannah Brandt, https://www.ktsm.com/
WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Russia’s recent decision to send tactical nuclear weapons to neighboring Belarus is ramping up concerns they may use them against Ukraine. Now two senators are teaming up to pass a resolution to warn Russia if that happens it means war with the U.S.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal have introduced a resolution that if Russia uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine, it would be considered an attack on NATO. That would obligate the United States to go to war.
“The threat of a use of a nuclear device by Russia is real,” Graham said. They say passing the resolution would send Russian President Vladimir Putin a message. “If you use a nuclear weapon as a effort to turn around this war, you’re not going to turn around the war in Ukraine, you’re going to get into a war with NATO,” Graham said. “Harm to our NATO allies triggers our obligation when it comes from a hostile force,” Blumenthal added.