Is Putin Escalating?

Now it's Putin's turn to goad NATO into war.

"We warned the United States that the orchestrated pumping of weapons from a number of countries is not just a dangerous move, it is a move that turns these convoys into legitimate targets," Ryabkov said in the remarks, which served as a severe warning to the West.

No matter how valid a casus belli Putin has, telling other nations they are not allowed to support Ukraine is pure provocation.

This is not a pathway to peace.