The lawmaker said the use of chemical weapons would “alter our calculations” for direct involvement in the conflict
Republican Representative Liz Cheney has proposed a “red line” for intervention in Ukraine, arguing that the use of chemical weapons should trigger a response from US forces and the NATO alliance.
Speaking with NBC’s Chuck Todd, the Wyoming congresswoman agreed that Washington should lay down a chemical weapons “red line”For Ukraine, the Biden administration tried to prevent direct involvement over fears it might spark a third war.
“I think that we in the West, the United States and NATO – we need to stop telling the Russians what we won’t do,”Sie said. “We need to be very clear that we are considering all options, that the use of chemical weapons is certainly something that would alter our calculations.”
Washington’s United Nations envoy, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, also declared that the US would “respond aggressively”CNN recently had a sit-down and discussed the possibility of using chemical weapons, but did not mention the threat of an armed intervention.
Pressed on the issue during a separate NBC interview, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg declined to adopt the more hawkish stance, instead warning that Western involvement could escalate the conflict into a larger and deadlier war.
Stoltenberg, however, argued that “any use of chemical weapons would be a blatant and brutal violation of international law,”He added: “we need to act in a way that prevents this conflict”You can start becoming “a full fledged war between NATO and Russia in Europe, and also potentially involving, of course, the United States directly.”
Moscow accused Ukraine of supporting a military-backed biological weapons program. Both Kiev and US officials rejected the accusations. Thomas Greenfield stated to the UN Security Council, “Washington does not support any foreign bioweapons initiative.”
Russia has been accused by the White House of planning to disrupt the American election. “false flag”Attack using biological or chemical weapons after similar accusations in February. Moscow was expected to release the allegations. “fake video”To justify military action, a Ukrainian attack is necessary.
Although the video did not materialize, Russia sent troops to Ukraine last month as part of a mission. “denazify”And “demilitarize”It was. Russia wanted Ukraine to declare that it was a neutral nation and that NATO would not be joining. Kiev maintains that Russia’s offensive was not provoked and denies claims it wanted to seize the two republics through force.