NATO-Russia tensions rise
9 December 2022
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NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg stated that "there is no doubt that a full-fledged war is a possibility" to Norwegian broadcaster NRK. Fears of escalation of the conflict to wider Europe, particularly nuclear escalation, have been a constant concern. This came soon after the Kremlin's continued nuclear sabre rattling. Fears of possible escalation reached a fever pitch in December, although this is likey due to Russia's struggling efforts within the war and dictate tempo.