Why neither NATO nor Russia wants to escalate war in Ukraine
Don't use the "e" word. NATO's increased military support of Ukraine is not an escalation, says Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană, it is a "dynamic adjustment." Geoană spoke to Ian Bremmer on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of world leaders, diplomats, and security experts in the Bavarian city. "The fundamental job of NATO is to defend allies, territory, population," Geoană told Ian Bremmer, "there's no escalation, there is a changing nature of the battlefield, and it's normal."
The two discussed the war a year after Russia's invasion, how far Western support for Ukraine should go, and how soon NATO might accept Ukraine as a full-fledged member of the alliance. Catch GZERO's full interview with Deputy Secretary Geoana on this week's episode of "GZERO World with Ian Bremmer," airing on US public television stations nationwide. Check local listings.