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US believes Russia could launch attack on Ukraine ‘at any point’

Ukrainian Military Forces servicemen walk on a trench on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near to Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine, on January 8, 2022. (Anatolii Stepanov/AFP)
Ukrainian Military Forces servicemen walk on a trench on the frontline with Russia-backed separatists near to Avdiivka, southeastern Ukraine, on January 8, 2022. (Anatolii Stepanov/AFP)

The White House says Russia is poised for a potential attack on Ukraine that could come at “any point” and warned that the US response would include all options.

“No option is off the table,” Press Secretary Jen Psaki tells reporters, warning of an “extremely dangerous situation.”

“We’re now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack on Ukraine,” Psaki says.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday in Geneva in hopes of securing a “diplomatic off-ramp” to the Ukraine crisis, a US official says.

Blinken is currently on his way to Ukraine for a trip aimed at expressing support for Kyiv.

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