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    NATO Mulls Future Security Guarantees for Ukraine But Wary of Igniting a Wider War

    NATO Mulls Future Security Guarantees for Ukraine But Wary of Igniting a Wider War

    — NATO leaders are discussing ways to ensure that Ukraine does not come under attack from Russia again once the war is over, but they are concerned about doing anything that might drag the organization into a wider conflict, the head of the military alliance said Monday.

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is seeking “security guarantees” from the 31-nation alliance to ward off any future attack from Ukraine's neighbor. Some countries are weighing what could be done to avoid a repeat of the war. Russia already annexed the Crimean Peninsula in 2014.

    “There are consultations that are going on,” ahead of a summit involving U.S. President Joe Biden and his counterparts in Lithuania on July 11-12, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said during an interview with his predecessor, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, at a conference in Copenhagen.

    Stoltenberg declined to provide details about those talks.

    NATO allies benefit from a collective security guarantee — so called Article 5 of the organization's founding Treaty — which ensures that an attack on any one of their number would be considered an attack on them all.

    In the past year, the U.S., U.K., France and committed to provide security guarantees to and Sweden when they applied to join NATO, should it be necessary to dissuade President Vladimir Putin from trying to destabilize the two Nordic neighbors.

    Finland has since…

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