F-16 fighter jets shot down: Putin openly threatens to attack NATO airfield. As of: April 2, 2024, 7:20 p.m By: Tadhg Nagel CommentsPressSplit Ukraine is set to receive fighter jets - a reason for Putin to also attackNATO airfields.

In principle, he does not plan to attack the alliance. The start of the Ukraine War in February 2022 triggered the most serious crisis in Russia's relations with the West since the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.