VP Kamala Harris Speaks at Munich Security Conference

Vice President Kamala Harris on Saturday in Munich spoke of the Western alliances “defining moment” in which Russia’s leaders would face “swift, severe, and united” consequences if a Ukraine invasion occurred.

Harris argued in her speech that the crisis had driven NATO allies together. “As President Biden has said, our forces will not be deployed to fight inside Ukraine,” she said, touching on — but not exploring — the decision to leave the fighting to Ukraine’s own military. “But they will defend every inch of NATO territory.”