U.S. Orders Family Members of Embassy Staff to Leave Ukraine

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2022
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National Security, Ukraine, US Embassy, State Department, Russia
Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

The State Department said on Sunday that it had ordered family members of U.S. Embassy personnel in Kyiv, Ukraine, to leave the country amid increasing concerns about a possible Russian invasion.

The embassy will remain open for now, senior State Department officials said in a briefing with reporters, but some diplomats have been authorized to depart as well.

The State Department also cited the possibility of Russian military action in keeping its travel risk advisory at Level 4, the highest category, urging U.S. citizens to not travel to Ukraine. The...

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