Putin launch a different kind of war with other European nation and now they experiencing economic issues as a result. I dont think Puttin nor NATO want an open war, they both know the final result even before the war started.
Enough with OOTFor sure not, that's why those who backed Ukraine little hesitant to gives Ukraine high profile lethal aid that may could lead Russia think that they fight really against NATO countries as many those who give lethal aid are member countries.
Recently, Putin announced partial mobilization. Still not nuclear option yet, for sure this the last option. If this mobilization doesn't work, which have to be like that, Putin must be mad lol. He have to appears as strongman not a loser.
Election interference. Active Measures to backed political candidates that in favor of Putin from whatever political spectrum, the wildest can be seen was protest in Czech few days/weeks ago, far-right and far-left were both in the same protest lol, really red-brown anti-NATO alliance, nice specimen of horseshoe theory.