NATO Summit Calls For Russia-Ukraine Ceasefire, Wants Russia To Withdraw
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On Friday’s episode of “Morning Wire,” The Daily Wire’s Ian Haworth joined John Bickley and Georgia Howe to discuss the emergency NATO summit in Belgium on Thursday dealing with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Haworth spoke of the leadership at the summit issuing a joint statement calling on Russian President Vladimir Putin to “immediately stop this war and withdraw military forces from Ukraine, and call on Belarus to end its complicity.” He also mentioned the universal call at the summit for a ceasefire and the necessity for Russian forces to allow “rapid, safe, and unhindered humanitarian access and safe passage for civilians,” as well as the delivery of aid.

On Wednesday, NATO’s secretary general said NATO was set to approve major increases in the number of troops stationed in Eastern Europe, to the tune of 40,000 more troops, with new battle groups being placed in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia — all of which rest on NATO’s eastern flank, Haworth noted. NATO had also announced it would continue to provide further assistance in cybersecurity and guarding against chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky, who asserted Russia had utilized phosphorous bombs to kill both adults and children, called on NATO to provide 1% of its planes and 1% of its tanks.

Also on Thursday, the United Nations, calling for a ceasefire, approved a resolution on Thursday to blame Russia for the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine. Belarus, Syria, North Korea, and Russia voted against the resolution. China abstained.

The United States has approved accepting 100,000 Ukrainian refugees, as well as sanctioning more than 300 members of the Russian government and 40 Russian defense companies.

On Thursday, when a reporter asked him why his sanctions failed to stop Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Ukraine, Biden said “sanctions never deter,” and added that he had never claimed that sanctions would deter Putin. Vice President Kamala Harris asserted on February 20, “The purpose of the sanctions has always been and continues to be deterrence.”

A reporter stated, “Sir, deterrence didn’t work,” then asked, “What makes you think Vladimir Putin will alter course based on the action you’ve taken today?”

“Let’s get something straight. Do you remember, if you covered me from the very beginning, I did not say that, in fact, the sanctions would deter him,” Biden claimed. “Sanctions never deter. You keep talking about that. Sanctions never deter. The maintenance of sanctions, the maintenance of sanctions, the increasing the pain, and the demonstration why I asked for this NATO meeting today is to be sure that after a month, we will sustain what we’re doing, not just next month, the following month, but for the remainder of this entire year. That’s what will stop him.”

Monday’s episode of “Morning Wire,” and all episodes of “Morning Wire,” can be listened to here.

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