US Embassy in Ukraine reminds Americans it won’t help to evacuate them — Analysis
The US Embassy in Kiev has issued a new security alert, stating that the State Department will shut down consular operations and won’t assist US citizens to evacuate. The alert also provided advice about what to do in the event of a bombing.
This warning, which was sent out on Thursday, reported an attack on Ukraine and advised Americans what they should do in the event that bombing occurs. The US also reminded citizens that it will not be possible to evacuate from Ukraine.
“On February 24, 2022, the Department of State suspended consular operations in Lviv, Ukraine… US citizens seeking emergency assistance and those who decide to remain in Ukraine should complete [an online form] and the State Department will respond,” it said in a message published on the embassy’s website.
“The US government will not be able to evacuate US citizens from Ukraine,”They added it.
US citizens were advised by the US government to take cover in case of a bombing and seek shelter indoors if sirens or loud explosions sound outdoors. They also need to avoid debris from an attack. A number of major news sources were recommended to keep them informed.
“Further Russian military action can occur at any time without warning. US citizens throughout Ukraine are strongly encouraged to remain vigilant and take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness,”These are the alert states.
The country’s citizens were advised to seek consular services at US embassies in neighboring countries, such as Hungary, Poland or Moldova. The country’s citizens were reminded to flee the country because of a potential military threat by Russia, which began on January 24.
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to launch the special military operation comes days after Russia recognized the independence of the breakaway Donetsk (DPR) and Lugansk (LPR) People’s Republics in the Donbass, alleging that Kiev had not lived up to its obligations under the Minsk agreements of 2014 and 2015 to resolve conflict between separatists and the Ukrainian government. The operation was later approved by officials. “peacekeeping operation”In the area
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