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Newsline: The US is relocating US personnel in Ukraine to Poland

US personnel will briefly leave Ukraine for Poland after Russia said it would send troops into two eastern regions of Ukraine — the separatist regions Donetsk and Luhansk — Bloomberg News first reported Monday and Secretary of State Antony Blinken confirmed. “For security reasons, Department of State personnel currently in Lviv will spend the night in Poland,” according to a statement from Blinken on Monday. “Our personnel will regularly return to continue their diplomatic work in Ukraine and provide emergency consular services. They will continue to support the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian government, coordinating on diplomatic efforts.” (https://news.yahoo.com/us-temporarily-relocating-us-personnel-032012880.html) The US previously moved its embassy staff from Kyiv to the western city of Lviv. US personnel plan to head across the border into Poland, a member of both the European Union and NATO. The statement also reiterated its recommendation that US citizens leave Ukraine.

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