US State Department Issues Travel Warning to Ukraine as Family Members of Embassy Staff Leave
Headline Roundup January 24th, 2022
The U.S. State Department has issued a "do not travel" warning for Ukraine as family members of U.S. embassy staff are ordered to leave the country.
The orders come as fears of a Russian invasion into Ukraine escalate, and talks last week between U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov did not ease concerns. Russia has stationed about 100,000 troops near the border of Ukraine.
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...
The State Department on Sunday ordered the families of all American personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine to leave the country amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.
The department told the dependents of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. It also said that non-essential embassy staff could leave Ukraine at government expense.
The move came amid rising tensions about Russia’s military buildup on the Ukraine border that were not eased during talks Friday between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian...
The U.S. State Department has ordered the evacuation of American citizens in Ukraine amid the threat of Russian military action.
"U.S. citizens in Ukraine should be aware that Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in departing Ukraine," the State Department said in a travel advisory.
The State Department said in the travel advisory that eligible family members are being ordered to leave the country, while U.S. citizens in Ukraine should "consider" leaving the country....