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Newsline: US diplomats travel back to Ukraine

The State Department said that American diplomats have begun traveling back to Ukraine as the United States prepares to reopen its embassy in Kyiv in the next few weeks. “They are making, for the time being, day trips into Lviv. That first day trip started today,” State Department spokesman Ned Price told reporters, referring to U.S. diplomats. “As I said before, we are accelerating planning to reestablish a diplomatic presence at our embassy in Kyiv. It is something we want to as soon as it is responsible for us to do so,” he added. (https://news.yahoo.com/us-diplomats-travel-back-ukraine-205142796.html) The day trip to Lviv marks the first time that U.S. diplomats have returned to Ukraine since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of the country, according to CNN, which first reported about the trip. A source familiar told the network the trip was made from Poland to Lviv.

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