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A no-fly zone over Ukraine heightens the risk of a nuclear conflict with Russia

A protestor calls for on NATO to enforce a no-fly zone over the Ukraine during a demonstration in Paris, France, on Feb. 26, 2022. (Peter Dejong/AP)
A protestor calls for on NATO to enforce a no-fly zone over the Ukraine during a demonstration in Paris, France, on Feb. 26, 2022. (Peter Dejong/AP)

There are a number of calls for NATO to establish a no-fly zone over Ukraine, including from Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. NATO has rejected the idea because it comes with significant risks.

Joshua Pollack, a senior research associate at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey and the editor of the Nonproliferation Review, says one of those risks is a nuclear conflict with Russia.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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