Aesma wrote:TWA772LR wrote:Aesma wrote:If we assume Ukrainians (not talking about an attack on a NATO country here as that would be WW3 in my opinion) would fight on the ground, couldn't NATO concentrate on an air war ? By that I mean shoot down anything over/close to Ukraine, and bomb tanks and artillery pieces on the ground ?
Or does NATO not feel confident in fighting against Russia and its air defense equipment ?
Any concerted kinetic effort NATO makes against Russian forces could trigger WW3, IMO. Plus proxy wars have been all the rage since Korea with the nuclear powers.
If Russian forces are on Ukrainian territory then they're fair game, it's not an attack on Russia.
They on Ukrainian soil: Crimea. And of course, Russian soldiers are on 'holiday' in eastern Ukraine of they are 'green men' or whatever they call themselves these days.