https://www.newsweek.com-By Gerrard Kaonga
Andrzej Duda spoke to BBC journalist Sophie Raworth about the Russia Ukraine conflict. He warned of Russia using WMDs and said it would be a game changer. BBC
Any use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by Russia in Ukraine could force NATO to intervene militarily, Poland’s president has suggested.
Andrzej Duda, who leads the NATO member country, spoke to the BBC in an interview aired on Sunday morning.
Asked about the possibility of Russia using chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, he said: “Well of course we hope that [Vladimir Putin] would not dare do that.
“As we say in Poland, using a little bit of an English expression, if he uses any weapons of mass destruction then this will be a game changer in the whole thing.
“For sure, NATO and its leaders, led by the United States, will have to sit at the table and will really have to think seriously about what to do.
“Because when it starts to be dangerous, not only for Europe, not only for our region, but for the whole world.”
NATO members have so far resisted Ukrainian leaders’ repeated pleas for a no-fly zone over the country, fearing their military involvement might lead to escalation with Russia.
U.S. President Joe Biden has vowed to defend “every inch” of NATO territory, but cautioned that the organization going into battle with Russia would be “World War III.”