For the professor of international relations at the University of São Paulo (USP), Felipe Loureiro, Ukraine’s request to create a no-fly zone over its territory is delicate – a strategy that has already been denied by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). ).
This is because the involvement of the US-led military organization could easily unfold into a broader and more direct war between Russia and the Western countries that form the alliance.
“Securing a de facto no-fly zone means that NATO would need to put its planes into airspace, and if they find a Russian plane, for example, violating that no-fly zone, they will have to fight that plane. ”, explained the professor, who spoke to the CNN this Sunday night (6).
“And I would say it wouldn’t just be air combat, because to ensure the safety of its planes, NATO would also have to attack the very anti-aircraft structures that Russia has (…), on the ground. The danger of this escalating into a full-scale war between Russia and NATO is very significant,” he added.
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Source: CNN Brasil