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US diplomats' families ordered to leave Ukraine

Posted On: May 20, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

US diplomats' families ordered to leave Ukraine

The US State Department also advised Americans to ‘consider departing' the country using commercial flights
The families of US diplomats have been ordered to leave Ukraine, while some embassy staffers were authorized to depart on a “voluntary” basis, according to an updated travel advisory that reiterated claims of a “continued threat of Russian military action.”
“There are reports Russia is planning significant military action against Ukraine,” the State Department said on Sunday, adding that it “authorized the voluntary departure of US direct hire employees and ordered the departure of eligible family members .”
American citizens were once again strongly advised not to travel to Ukraine, while those already in the country were told to “consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.” The highest “Level 4: Do Not Travel” advisory for Ukraine, citing Covid and “increased threats from Russia,” has been in place on the Department of State website for...

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