Biden Says U.S. Will Respond If Russia Uses Chemical Weapons – The Wall Street Journal

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Ukrainian President Zelensky addressed President Biden and other NATO leaders, calling for additional military support, a month into Russia’s invasion. The allies pledged to do more to help protect Ukraine against biological, chemical and nuclear threats. Photo composite: Eve Hartley

BRUSSELS—President Biden said the U.S. will respond if Russia uses chemical weapons in Ukraine, following a meeting with NATO leaders to address new measures to help Ukraine in the monthlong war.

“We would respond. We would respond if he uses it,” Mr. Biden said during a news conference when asked about a possible response if Russian President Vladimir Putin uses chemical weapons in Ukraine. He said the “nature of the response would depend on the nature of the use.”

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