U.S. orders families of embassy staffers to leave Ukraine amid fears of Russian invasion

The U.S. State Division on Sunday ordered the families of all American staff on the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to depart the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.

the department informed the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they ought to leave the country. It also stated that non-crucial embassy workforce may leave Ukraine at government rate.

The transfer came amid rising tensions about Russia’s army buildup on the Ukraine border that were not eased throughout talks Friday between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian International Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva.

State Division officers wired the Kyiv embassy will remain open and that the assertion does not represent an evacuation. The transfer had been into consideration for some time and does not replicate an easing of U.S. reinforce for Ukraine, the officials mentioned.

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