U.S. Moving Ukraine Embassy From Kyiv To Lviv Amid Russian Buildup

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The United States is relocating its embassy operations in Ukraine from the capital Kyiv to the western city of Lviv, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday, citing the “dramatic acceleration in the buildup of Russian forces.”

U.S. Moving Ukraine Embassy From Kyiv To Lviv Amid Russian Buildup

The move comes as U.S. officials warn Moscow could launch an attack on Ukraine, including on Kyiv, any day, after amassing more than 100,000 troops close to the eastern border of the former Soviet republic and more forces in Belarus to the north.

Blinken said in a statement the decision was taken out of concern for the safety of embassy staff. Most embassy staff have already been ordered to depart Ukraine and U.S. citizens have been advised to leave the country.

“My team and I constantly review the security situation to determine when prudence dictates a change in posture,” Blinken said, adding that Washington would continue working for a diplomatic solution to the tensions.

Embassy operations were being temporarily moved to Lviv — roughly 50 miles from Ukraine’s western border with Poland — but the embassy would remain engaged with the Ukrainian government in Kyiv, Blinken said



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Published on: February 15, 2022. at: 07:41
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