US Defense Secretary: 'Putin has the capability to attack Ukraine'

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said &#111n Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin has the capability to launch a military offensive against Ukraine, as he called &#111n Russia to stand down &#111n Ukraine.
In a briefing with reporters, Austin said Moscow has for months been deploying forces along Ukraine”s border at a “consistent and steady pace.”
“We don’t believe that President Putin has made a final decision to use these forces against Ukraine,” Austin said, according to The Hill. “He clearly now has that capability.”
(Israel National News’ North American desk is keeping you updated until the start of Shabbat in New York. The time posted automatically &#111n all Israel National News articles, however, is Israeli time.)

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