The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv has issued an alert urging Americans in Ukraine to consider leaving the country amid Russian troop buildup at the border.
“The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options,” said the embassy.
There were already earlier reports of planned evacuations but no official evacuation orders have been made yet for embassy staff.
The U.S. has only authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct-hire employees (USDH) and ordered the departure of eligible family members (EFM) in Ukraine so far.
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