U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Monday that he had transferred embassy officials from Liv, in western Ukraine, to spend the night in Poland for security reasons. It is not known which city the staff was taken to.
Earlier, due to fears of Russian invasion of the region, U.S. diplomats have already been transferred from Kiev to Lviv.
“Today, the State Department is taking renewed action for the protection of American citizens, including our staff,” he said in a statement.
Blingen explained that officials would be on duty during the day to continue diplomatic missions in Ukraine. “Our staff will return regularly to continue their diplomatic missions in Ukraine and to provide emergency diplomatic services,” he said.
He is one again Call for Americans to leave Ukraine immediatelyHe said the security situation in the country was unpredictable and warned that it could worsen with the “small announcement”.
“There is a strong possibility that any Russian military action will severely restrict commercial air travel. Russian troops are approaching the border at any time that could appear to be plans for an invasion,” Blingen warned.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered Sends troops to the two areas that split Then in eastern Ukraine Recognize them independently On Monday, Western fears that a major war could erupt accelerated the crisis.
A Reuters witness saw tanks and other military equipment moving through the separatist-held city of Donetsk, following a request from Russia’s Defense Ministry to recognize separatist areas and send troops to “keep the peace.”
Donetsk and Luhansk regions recognized by Russia – Photo: Arte / g1
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