Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony BlinkenNorth Korea launches suspected missile in 8th test this year Ukraine’s real challenge to democracy Defense Ministry says Russia is frustrated with Ukrainian resistance MORE announced on Monday that the State Department would transfer its embassy operations to Poland from Ukraine in connection with a possible invasion by Russia.
“For security reasons, State Department personnel currently in Lviv will spend the night in Poland. Our personnel will return regularly to continue their diplomatic work in Ukraine and provide emergency consular services,” Blinken said. said in a press releaseadding that the US commitment to Ukraine remained “unwavering”.
“The fact that we are taking careful precautions for the safety of U.S. government personnel and U.S. citizens, as we routinely do around the world, in no way undermines our support or commitment to Ukraine,” the secretary said. of state. added.
Monday’s announcement comes after Blinken’s decision last week to move temporarily embassy operations from Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, to Lviv, a city in western Ukraine further from the Russian border.
But on Monday, tensions escalated after the Russian president Vladimir PoutineVladimir Vladimirovich PutinCyber officials urge federal agencies to guard against possible Russian attacks Rick Scott: Putin, a ‘murderous rogue,’ ‘will keep trying to gobble up more and more territory” MORE recognized the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk People’s Republic as independent, a move which apparently indicated a rejection of diplomatic efforts to avert an invasion.
Following this decision, Putin ordered his Ministry of Defense send forces to keep the peace in the two regions located in eastern Ukraine near Russia.
In response to Putin’s announcement on Monday, the White House announced that President BidenJoe BidenTrump tears Biden apart as he heads into 2024 campaign. intended for impose penalties that ban new US investment, trade and financing from the Donetsk and Lugansk regions.
The United States has warned that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could happen at any time as Moscow has gathered up to 190,000 troops near Ukraine.