Karl Nehammer said this in light of the situation in Ukraine.

The prudent behavior of NATO countries and the United States in responding to Russia’s military operation in Ukraine protects the planet from a new world war. This opinion was expressed on Wednesday by Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer following talks with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Vienna.

“I want to ask you to show understanding to the fact that we are in a very sensitive situation in Europe on the issue of world peace. The cautious behavior of the NATO and U.S. states currently prevents a world war. This dimension must be realized. Therefore, it was decided that we would resist the war by all possible peaceful means, and not by military means,” Nehammer said, speaking about the reaction of Western countries to the Russian military operation in Ukraine.