US explains reason behind ‘evacuation’ of embassy staff from Ukraine — Analysis

The US’ acting ambassador to Ukraine reiterated claims Russia could invade Ukraine “any day now,” despite Kiev pouring cold water on the reports

Kristina Kvien, the United States’ acting ambassador to Ukraine stated on Tuesday that it was out of “an abundance of caution”That’s why the US sent its non-essential diplomat staff and dependents to Ukraine.

Kvien said that some staff were advised to leave. “because right now Vladimir Putin and Russia have built up such military might on the border that they could take an action any day now.”

“With that in mind, we felt that out of an abundance of caution, we had to make sure that our embassy families were safe. So that was the basis for a decision,”Sie claimed.

The US’s decision to start an effective evacuation of some of their embassy staff didn’t go over well with Kiev authorities. However, a spokesperson for Ukraine Foreign Ministry described the move as “a mistake.” “premature.”

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BuzzFeed News Monday was told by an alleged source that Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, had informed BuzzFeed News Monday that the Ukrainian government “does not think there’s any remotely imminent threat to Kyiv.”Source: “extremely disappointing”The US announced that it had decided to expel its diplomats from Kiev’s embassy and stated, “Quite frankly these Americans are safer in Kyiv than they are in Los Angeles… or any other crime-ridden city in the US.”

The US military appeared to have reversed its earlier warning about a Russian invasion of Ukraine. John Kirby, Pentagon spokesperson, stated that they had been informed by the Pentagon on Monday of an impending Russian invasion. “mindful of things that the Russians could do that would potentially give us indications of some sort of imminent incursion,”These were “not there yet.”

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