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Taiwan threatens Beijing with ‘counterattack’

Taiwan has vowed to launch a forceful “counterattack” and “destroy enemy forces” in the event of an incursion by Chinese forces, as tensions continue to soar between Beijing and Taipei following a high-level visit by US officials to the island.  Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Taiwanese military officials outlined alleged …

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China threatens EU nation with response

China has denounced the visit of a Lithuanian official to Taiwan and vowed a resolute response to the move, which it describes as an affront to the ‘One China’ principle, according to a statement by a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Thursday. Last week, Taiwan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced …

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Kiev threatens to attack Russian territory

Kiev will not hesitate to strike Russian territories if it deems it necessary, Aleksey Danilov, the head of Ukraine’s National Security and Defense Council, said during a live broadcast on Wednesday. The security council closely follows all the missile and air strikes Russia launches against Ukraine, Danilov said, adding that …

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Ukraine threatens Western banks with legal action

Major global banks, including JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Citigroup and Credit Agricole, are “committing war crimes” by financing companies that ship Russian oil, a top Ukrainian official has said. In an interview with the Financial Times, parts of which were published late on Friday, Oleg Ustenko, economic adviser to Ukrainian President …

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Russia threatens ‘to cut off oxygen’ to EU member

Moscow’s response to the Lithuanian ban on Kaliningrad transit could be tough enough to “cut off oxygen” to the Baltic countries, former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev has warned. Kaliningrad is a small Russian exclave nestled between Lithuania and Poland. Earlier this month, Vilnius’ national rail operator suspended the transit of …

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Ukraine threatens to destroy Europe’s longest bridge

Ukraine should target the bridge across the Kerch Strait connecting Crimea to the Russian mainland as soon as it gets the weapons it needs to do so from the West, Major-General Dmitry Marchenko said on Wednesday, in an interview with a US government-funded outlet. “The Kerch Bridge is absolutely our …

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Elon Musk threatens to pull plug on Twitter deal

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has warned Twitter’s board of directors that he may back out of a deal to buy the social media platform for $44 billion because the company hasn’t been forthcoming with information on fake and spam bot accounts. “This is a clear material breach of Twitter’s obligations …

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Israel threatens rival over attacks through ‘proxies’

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has called out Iran for attacking his country through terrorist proxies, saying the Persian Gulf nation will no longer go unpunished for using third parties to strike its enemies. “For decades, the Iranian regime has practiced terrorism against Israel and the region by means of …

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Ukraine threatens EU member

Ukraine has “a wonderful lever of pressure” on Hungary via the Druzhba – which translates to ‘Friendship’ – oil pipeline, Ukrainian energy minister adviser Lana Zerkal claimed on Thursday. Speaking during an online discussion at the Kiev Security Forum, Zerkal criticized the policy of the Hungarian government, which is blocking …

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