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US reopens embassy in Kyiv

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Wednesday that the US has reopened its embassy in Kyiv after it closed three months ago ahead of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. "Today we are officially resuming operati...

Ukraine war: Elderly couple stands ground with Russian soldiers, earning praise from US Embassy

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"#UkrainianHeroes," the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine tweeted Friday. "Today we salute this elderly couple, who stood up to three Russian soldiers." Surveillance video shows armed, uniformed troops breaking through a gate ...

Motorist allegedly plows into Polish embassy in DC amid tensions with Russia

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A passerby said she did not witness the event but "heard a huge boom and saw smoke" from her apartment. The witness went on to say that the driver was still alive, as was the driver of another car that was involved i...

Secret Service arrests two men on weapons charges near Ukrainian Embassy in DC

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Officers saw the two individuals "acting suspiciously near a vehicle in the area of Wisconsin Avenue and M Street NW," which is just a few blocks from the Ukrainian Embassy, a spokesperson for the Secret Service told...

Ukraine invasion: Was Biden too quick to evacuate US embassy in Kyiv? Experts weigh in

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The U.S. closed its embassy on Feb. 14. The Russian invasion of Ukraine began 10 days later on Feb. 24.  Several experts weighed in on the president’s move to so quickly close up shop in Kyiv, but were split on wheth...

Ukrainian staff of US Embassy in Kyiv ask State Department for urgent help

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Ukrainian staff of the US Embassy in Kyiv are asking the State Department for urgent help as their country comes under attack by Russia. In a letter sent Thursday to Department leadership, the locally employed staff...

DC protesters supporting Ukraine gather outside Russian embassy, White House: ‘Sanctions now!’

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Hundreds of demonstrators waved Ukrainian flags and shouted "Defend Ukraine now!" and "Sanctions now!" outside the White House fence in the afternoon, the Washington Post reported.  "All Ukrainians in the D.C. area a...

Washington, D.C., protesters gather at Russian embassy to protest invasion of Ukraine

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The protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that he is green lighting a "special military operation" in Ukraine early on Thursday morning local time, and said that ...

US closing embassy in Kyiv and moving remaining diplomats to western Ukraine amid fears of Russian invasion

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The United States is closing the US Embassy in Kyiv and "temporarily relocating" the small number of remaining diplomatic personnel in the country to Lviv, a city in western Ukraine, "due to the dramatic acceleratio...

US orders evacuation of most embassy staff in Ukraine as fears of a Russian invasion grow

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The United States has ordered the evacuation of most of its embassy staff in Ukraine as fears mount that a Russian invasion of the country could take place in the next few days. A travel advisory issued by the State...

US to evacuate Ukraine embassy amid Russian invasion fears

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U.S. officials said the State Department plans to announce early Saturday that virtually all American staff at the Kyiv embassy will be required to leave ahead of a feared Russian invasion. A small number of official...

US Embassy in China asks State Department to let diplomats leave over Covid restrictions

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Beijing The US diplomatic mission in China has formally requested the State Department grant American diplomats "authorized departure," allowing them and their families to leave the country amid increasingly strict C...

European Union not following US lead in evacuating Ukraine embassy staff, official says

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EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell made the declaration as NATO revealed its sending fighter jets and ships to the region, where tensions are increasing by the day.  "We are not going to do the same thing," Borell...

NATO sending fighters, ships to region; UK to withdraw some staff from embassy in Ukraine

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Denmark will sail a frigate to the Baltic Sea and send four F-16 fighter jets to Lithuania. Spain is also sending ships to join NATO naval forces in the region and is considering sending fighter jets to Bulgaria, the...

State Department issues ‘do not travel’ warning for Ukraine as embassy staff is told to leave

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"U.S. citizens in Ukraine should be aware that Russian military action anywhere in Ukraine would severely impact the U.S. Embassy’s ability to provide consular services, including assistance to U.S. citizens in depar...

US Embassy repeatedly hangs up on veteran pleading for help

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The former staff sergeant, an Afghan native, said he traveled from the U.S. to Pakistan to try to help his family escape the Taliban and flee Afghanistan. He went to the embassy to request diplomatic aid for his fami...

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