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Newsline: British Embassy in Kyiv moves hundreds of miles to Polish border

In another sign of the deepening escalation of the crisis, the British Embassy in Kyiv announced it was moving 336 miles west, close to the Polish border. The move mirrored a US embassy relocation last week – and is thought to be for the protection and security of staff amid fears of an imminent invasion. The UK Foreign Office confirmed: “The British Embassy office in Kyiv is temporarily relocating. Embassy staff are operating from the British Embassy office in Lviv.” (https://www.the-sun.com/news/4722122/british-embassy-kyiv-move-imminent-russian-invasion/) Of around 6,000 British passport holders in Ukraine were urged to leave immediately a week ago as tensions spiralled. But the majority were still believed to have stayed put last night – after the embassy warned it would not be able to assist an evacuation if Russians invade.

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