The Ukraine Crisis NATO Insiders Fear Attack on Multiple Fronts

Hopes are waning within NATO that Russian President Vladimir Putin can be stopped from invading Ukraine. At the military alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, officials are increasingly alarmed by even worse scenarios.
By Markus Becker und Matthias Gebauer in Brussels and Berlin
Russian military exercise: Sources within NATO are warning that Moscow's options for escalation are real.

Russian military exercise: Sources within NATO are warning that Moscow's options for escalation are real.

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Risk of an armed conflict: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right) with his Russian negotiating partners.

Risk of an armed conflict: NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (right) with his Russian negotiating partners.

Foto: Olivier Hoslet / REUTERS