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Ukrainain diplomat Chaly predicts another hot spot in world to emerge

12 October, 2023 Thursday
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Diplomat Valeriy Chaly believes that a new regional conflict may arise in the world in the near future

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He expressed this opinion on Espreso TV. 

"I believe that Russia is primarily involved in the war in Israel. We have seen Lavrov's meetings with representatives of Hamas. However, no one is talking about a closed meeting between Patrushev and Hamas militants. It doesn't matter whether there was a meeting with Putin, because these meetings were enough to send signals to the terrorists. The same meeting took place with the leader of the DPRK. That is, we see how the next stage of escalation, sowing chaos and attacking the United States and its allies was taking shape. All those who have spun this story are counting on the democratic world to break down," Chaly said.

The diplomat believes that a new regional conflict may emerge in the world in the coming weeks.

"I may be wrong, but according to the logic of events, there should be a third hot spot in the world, after Russia's attack on Ukraine and Hamas' attack on Israel. This is an obvious logic for those who want to destroy the world order. Whether it will be a provocation against South Korea or provocations in the China Sea is hard to say. However, we should prepare for the fact that in the coming weeks we may see a new conflict. It is very simple. In its military doctrine, the United States calculates its capabilities to support two regional wars. The Kremlin and Beijing are well aware of this. That is why they would really like to weaken the US military capabilities," he added.

Events in Israel: latest updates

On the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2023, the Palestinian armed groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad launched a massive air and land attack on the state of Israel in several places. The head of the Hamas military wing, Mohammed Deif, said that his militants had launched the Al-Aqsa Flood operation. According to him, these actions are intended to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

The Palestinians launched 2,000 to 3,000 missiles at Israel and simultaneously seized 7 communities in the south.

In response, the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced the mobilization of reservists and the launch of the Iron Swords counterterrorism operation. For the first time in 50 years, the government introduced martial law in the country

The IDF actively used aviation to strike Palestinian command posts. It has also begun clearing Hamas-occupied communities.

In addition, there is a great threat that the Shiite Hezbollah could attack Israel from the north, as its main partner and supplier, the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI), has called on jihadists to "liberate Jerusalem."

On the morning of October 8, the Saudi television channel Al Arabiya published the losses of both Palestinians and Israelis during the first day of the renewed military conflict. According to the channel, Israel lost 300 people killed and at least 1,600 wounded. The number of casualties from the Palestinian-populated Gaza Strip is 232 killed and 1,627 wounded. 

On October 8, Israeli troops claimed that Lebanon had attacked their territory, so the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacked in response. In particular, Israeli aviation struck a complex belonging to the head of Hamas' intelligence.

Militants of the Lebanese military-political organization Hezbollah fired at Israeli positions on the border with the disputed Golan Heights and supported Hamas in its operation against Israel.

Due to the situation in the Middle East, the UN Security Council convened an emergency meeting. However, no action or decisions were taken after it. At the same time, the UK government stated that it would support Israel in its fight against terrorists and was ready to provide it with all necessary assistance.

On the afternoon of October 9, the Israeli army regained control of all areas on the border with the Gaza Strip. At this, it is possible that there are still Hamas militants on Israeli territory.

At night and during the day on the same day, the Israeli armed forces attacked the Gaza Strip. The main targets were command posts, homes of commanders, militants and ordinary soldiers of the Hamas terrorist organization. The Israeli Ministry of Defense ordered the military to put the Gaza Strip under blockade.

The leaders of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and Italy issued a joint statement expressing united support for Israel and condemning Hamas' actions.

As of the morning of October 11, the death toll in Israel has risen to 1,200, and the IDF has hit more than 200 targets in Gaza over the past day.

Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský was the first foreign statesman to personally arrive in Tel Aviv after Hamas's attack on Israel to evacuate 34 citizens of his country by plane.\On October 12, media reported that US Secretary of State Antony Blinken would arrive in Israel to personally assess the situation in the country.

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