Washington: Russia can attack Ukraine at any time, and the response will include all options

Washington: Russia can attack Ukraine at any time, and the response will include all options White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, "Russia is able to launch a possible attack on Ukraine that could happen at any time," noting that all options are on the table.  The White House said Tuesday that "Russia is capable of a possible attack on Ukraine that could happen at any time" and warned that the US response would include all options.  "All options are on the table," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, warning of a very dangerous situation. "We are now at a point where Russia can launch an attack on Ukraine at any time," Psaki said.  US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is visiting Kiev this week after talks with Russia last week ended in deadlock, amid fears in the United States and other Western countries that Moscow is ready to invade Ukraine again.  In this context, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced on Tuesday that it had invited Russia to attend a series of new meetings to discuss Moscow's concerns and Ukrainian tensions.  "I am pleased to visit Germany and meet with Chancellor Olaf Schulz. We discussed Russia's buildup in and around Ukraine and European security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Twitter.  "We continue to call on Russia to de-escalate and prepare for dialogue. I have invited all members of the NATO-Russia Council for a series of meetings," he added.  Last Wednesday, the NATO meeting with Russia ended without tangible results, and the parties remained committed to their positions.  The NATO-Russia Council met for the first time since 2019 to discuss the tension arising from the Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border and issues related to European security.  NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chaired the meeting, which took place at NATO headquarters in Brussels.  "There are serious differences between NATO allies and Russia over the situation in Ukraine and its implications for the security of Europe," Stoltenberg said in a briefing to reporters after the meeting, stressing that reaching a compromise would not be easy.  Relations between NATO and Russia have fallen to the lowest level since the Cold War, due to the tense relations between Kiev and Moscow for nearly 7 years, against the background of Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea and its support for separatists loyal to it in the Donbass.  Recently, Western countries have accused Russia of massing troops near the Ukrainian border.  Washington has threatened to impose sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine.

Washington: Russia can attack Ukraine at any time, and the response will include all options

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said, "Russia is able to launch a possible attack on Ukraine that could happen at any time," noting that all options are on the table.

The White House said Tuesday that "Russia is capable of a possible attack on Ukraine that could happen at any time" and warned that the US response would include all options.

"All options are on the table," White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters, warning of a very dangerous situation. "We are now at a point where Russia can launch an attack on Ukraine at any time," Psaki said.

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken is visiting Kiev this week after talks with Russia last week ended in deadlock, amid fears in the United States and other Western countries that Moscow is ready to invade Ukraine again.

In this context, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) announced on Tuesday that it had invited Russia to attend a series of new meetings to discuss Moscow's concerns and Ukrainian tensions.

"I am pleased to visit Germany and meet with Chancellor Olaf Schulz. We discussed Russia's buildup in and around Ukraine and European security," NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Twitter.

"We continue to call on Russia to de-escalate and prepare for dialogue. I have invited all members of the NATO-Russia Council for a series of meetings," he added.

Last Wednesday, the NATO meeting with Russia ended without tangible results, and the parties remained committed to their positions.

The NATO-Russia Council met for the first time since 2019 to discuss the tension arising from the Russian military build-up on the Ukrainian border and issues related to European security.

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg chaired the meeting, which took place at NATO headquarters in Brussels.

"There are serious differences between NATO allies and Russia over the situation in Ukraine and its implications for the security of Europe," Stoltenberg said in a briefing to reporters after the meeting, stressing that reaching a compromise would not be easy.

Relations between NATO and Russia have fallen to the lowest level since the Cold War, due to the tense relations between Kiev and Moscow for nearly 7 years, against the background of Russia's illegal annexation of the Crimea and its support for separatists loyal to it in the Donbass.

Recently, Western countries have accused Russia of massing troops near the Ukrainian border.

Washington has threatened to impose sanctions on Russia if it attacks Ukraine.


The United Nations: The number of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean nearly tripled in 2021  New York-Tripoli: The number of migrants and refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya has increased dramatically over the past year , the United Nations said .  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in an internal report to the UN Security Council: “As of 14 December, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted and returned 30,990 migrants and refugees to Libya, nearly three times the total number of people returned in 2020. (12 thousand people)".  More than 1,300 people have been reported killed or missing. This number has also risen sharply from 2020, according to data from the International Organization for Migration.  In the past few years, Libya has become one of the busiest transit countries for migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean.  According to human rights activists, migrants in Libya are frequently subjected to violence, extortion and forced labor.

The United Nations: The number of migrants from Libya across the Mediterranean nearly tripled in 2021

New York-Tripoli: The number of migrants and refugees trying to cross the Mediterranean from Libya has increased dramatically over the past year , the United Nations said .

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote in an internal report to the UN Security Council: “As of 14 December, the Libyan Coast Guard intercepted and returned 30,990 migrants and refugees to Libya, nearly three times the total number of people returned in 2020. (12 thousand people)".

More than 1,300 people have been reported killed or missing. This number has also risen sharply from 2020, according to data from the International Organization for Migration.

In the past few years, Libya has become one of the busiest transit countries for migrants trying to reach Europe via the Mediterranean.

According to human rights activists, migrants in Libya are frequently subjected to violence, extortion and forced labor.

Israel offers the UAE security and intelligence support after the Houthi attack - (Tweet)  Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed upon receiving Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Abu Dhabi last December  Tel Aviv: A message sent by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan revealed that Israel offered security and intelligence support to the UAE in the face of drone attacks, after a bloody strike by the Yemeni Houthi group allied with Iran to the Gulf state.  Three people were killed and six injured, yesterday, Monday, when three fuel trucks exploded in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. A Houthi military spokesman said the movement launched a "large number" of drones and five ballistic missiles in the attack.  Bennett took to Twitter to denounce what he described as a "terrorist drone attack".  His spokesman enclosed a copy of a message of condolence and sympathy he sent yesterday, Monday, to Mohammed bin Zayed, the de facto ruler of the Emirates.  "We are ready to provide you with security and intelligence support in order to help you protect your citizens from similar attacks," Bennett wrote in the letter. "I have instructed the Israeli security establishment to provide its counterpart in the UAE with any assistance if you so desire."  The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed US-brokered normalization agreements with Israel at the White House in 2020. The two Gulf states share Israel's security concerns about Iran and its allied forces in the region.  In his message to Bin Zayed, Bennett said, "Israel is committed to working closely with you in the ongoing battle against extremist forces in the region, and we will continue to do so to defeat common enemies."  Bennett and bin Zayed held talks in Abu Dhabi , last month, in the first public meeting between the two men.

Israel offers the UAE security and intelligence support after the Houthi attack - (Tweet)

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed upon receiving Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett in Abu Dhabi last December

Tel Aviv: A message sent by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett to Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan revealed that Israel offered security and intelligence support to the UAE in the face of drone attacks, after a bloody strike by the Yemeni Houthi group allied with Iran to the Gulf state.

Three people were killed and six injured, yesterday, Monday, when three fuel trucks exploded in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. A Houthi military spokesman said the movement launched a "large number" of drones and five ballistic missiles in the attack.

Bennett took to Twitter to denounce what he described as a "terrorist drone attack".

His spokesman enclosed a copy of a message of condolence and sympathy he sent yesterday, Monday, to Mohammed bin Zayed, the de facto ruler of the Emirates.

"We are ready to provide you with security and intelligence support in order to help you protect your citizens from similar attacks," Bennett wrote in the letter. "I have instructed the Israeli security establishment to provide its counterpart in the UAE with any assistance if you so desire."

The United Arab Emirates and Bahrain signed US-brokered normalization agreements with Israel at the White House in 2020. The two Gulf states share Israel's security concerns about Iran and its allied forces in the region.

In his message to Bin Zayed, Bennett said, "Israel is committed to working closely with you in the ongoing battle against extremist forces in the region, and we will continue to do so to defeat common enemies."

Bennett and bin Zayed held talks in Abu Dhabi , last month, in the first public meeting between the two men.

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