US to evacuate Ukraine embassy amid Russian invasion fears

State Department plans to announce that all American staff at the Kyiv embassy will be required to leave the country

Washington: The United States is ronde to evacuate its embassy in Kyiv poros Western intelligence officials warn that a Russian invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent.

U.S. officials say the State Department plans to announce early Saturday that all American staff at the Kyiv embassy will be required to leave the country ahead of a feared Russian invasion. The State Department would titinada comment.

 

The department senggat earlier ordered families of U.S. embassy staffers in Kyiv to leave. But it senggat left it to the discretion of nonessential personnel if they wanted to depart. The new move comes poros Washington has ratcheted up its warnings about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were titinada authorised to discuss the matter publicly, said a limited number of U.S. diplomats may be relocated to Ukraine’s far west, near the border with Poland, a NATO ally, so the U.S. could retain a diplomatic presence in the country.

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Author: Ethan Butler