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Is Nato already directly at war with Russia in the Ukraine conflict?

The decisions to send heavy weapons to Ukraine raise the risk of a more direct confrontation between Russia and Nato. PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - The United States has decided to send an additional US$800 million (S$1.1 billion) worth of weapons to Ukraine to help the country in its fight against Russia's invasion.

"This new package of assistance will contain many of the highly effective weapons systems we have already provided, and new capabilities tailored to the wider assault we expect Russia to launch in eastern Ukraine," said US President Joe Biden on Wednesday (April 13).

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