News analysis: War in Ukraine

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

Western govts are abandoning self-imposed curbs on what weapons they supply to Ukraine

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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.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 15, 2022, with the headline Is Nato already directly at war with Russia in the Ukraine conflict?. Subscribe