– The US Embassy in Kiev, citing the Ukrainian portal Pravda, stated that the US government has not yet considered the issue of evacuating government employees or US citizens from Ukraine.
We carry out the usual contingency planning as always; In the event of a serious deterioration in the security situation – the facility was added.
And CNN said, on Tuesday, quoting sources in the US administration, that options are being considered regarding the possible evacuation of US citizens from Ukraine in the event of a Russian invasion. CNN interlocutors had to stress that they do not see any need for an evacuation at this time.
According to the TV, the Pentagon is leading planning for possible action. CNN sources note that while it is unclear whether Russia made the decision to invade Ukraine again, it massed enough troops around its border to launch an offensive shortly before. According to the American services, there are more than 100,000 people in Russia along the borders of Ukraine. It may soon reach the level of 175 thousand.
Ukraine’s Defense Minister, Oleksiy Reznikov, confirmed Friday that Russia has collected more than 94 thousand people near the borders of Ukraine and in the temporarily occupied Ukrainian territory. Forces that can be used for escalation purposes.
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