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NATO rejects Ukraine no-fly zone, says 'not part of this' war

NATO on Friday rejected Ukrainian calls to help it protect its skies from Russian missiles and warplanes, wary of being dragged into Moscow's war on its neighbour, but Europe promised more sanctions to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin.

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NATO on Friday rejected Ukrainian calls to help it protect its skies from Russian missiles and warplanes, wary of being dragged into Moscow’s war on its neighbour, but Europe promised more sanctions to punish Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Highlights

  • NATO rejects Ukraine’s request to set up no-fly zone over Ukraine.
  • G7 countries say they will hold accountable those responsible for war crimes and refuse to recognise any Russian territorial gains.
  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg: “We are not part of this conflict” U.S.
  • Secretary of State Antony Blinken says alliance would defend “every inch” of NATO territory.
  • EU threatens more sanctions but it is not clear what it can do.
  • Ukraine’s president says NATO has given Russia the green light to continue its bombing campaign.