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U.S. evacuating Ukrainian embassy in fear of Russian aggression

Washington: The United States plans to evacuate the embassy in Kiev as Western intelligence officials warn that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is increasingly imminent. U.S. officials say the State Department will announce early Saturday that all American staff at the Kiev embassy will be required to leave the country prior to the feared invasion of Russia. .. The State Department does not comment.

The ministry had previously ordered the families of US embassy staff in Kiev to leave. But if they wanted to leave, it was left to the discretion of unnecessary personnel. The new move comes when Washington rushes to warn about the possibility of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Officials who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss publicly could move a limited number of U.S. diplomats to the westernmost tip of Ukraine near the border with NATO’s ally Poland. Said. The diplomatic existence of the country. The Pentagon will send an additional 3,000 fighters to Poland on Friday to join the 1,700 already gathered at a demonstration of US commitment to NATO allies concerned that Russia could invade Ukraine. Announced.

Additional soldiers will leave their post in Fort Bragg, North Carolina for the next few days and arrive in Poland by early next week, according to defense officials who provided information under the basic rules set by the Pentagon. must. They are the remaining elements of the 82nd Airborne Division’s infantry brigade.

Their mission is to provide training and deterrence, but not to engage in combat in Ukraine. The announcement came shortly after President Joe Biden’s national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, issued a public warning to all American citizens of Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible.

Mr Sullivan said Russian President Vladimir Putin could order an invasion of Ukraine at any time. In addition to the U.S. forces deployed in Poland, about 1,000 German-based U.S. soldiers have emigrated to Romania with the same peace of mind mission as NATO’s allies.

In addition, 300 soldiers from the XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters unit under the command of Vice Admiral Michael E. Krilla have arrived in Germany. The US Army is to train with the host Army, but cannot enter Ukraine for any purpose. The United States already has approximately 80,000 troops across Europe with permanent bases and alternate deployments.

https://www.siasat.com/us-to-evacuate-ukraine-embassy-amid-russian-invasion-fears-2274452/ U.S. evacuating Ukrainian embassy in fear of Russian aggression

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