Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

While the major news stories of the day have been largely “COVID! COVID! COVID!”, things have been going from bad to worse between Russia and NATO.

Russia is a sending an unspecified number of troops from the country’s far east to Belarus for major war games, officials said Tuesday, a deployment that will further beef up Russian military presence near Ukraine amid Western fears of a planned invasion.

Amid the soaring tensions, the White House warned that Russia could attack its neighbor at “any point,” while the U.K. delivered a batch of anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.

Russia fears Ukraine in NATO. NATO fears Russia in Ukraine.

Wouldn't it make more sense at this juncture for both sides to just stand down?