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Newsline: U.S. Embassy not planning evacuation from Kyiv

U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said that the staff of the diplomatic mission was not injured as a result of Russian missile attacks on Kyiv. “Our team at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is safe,” the diplomat wrote on Twitter. “Grateful to those responding and working to keep us safe, and heartbroken for those hurt, here and across Ukraine.” “The embassy is open and we continue to work, we are here to support Ukraine.” (https://news.yahoo.com/u-embassy-not-planning-evacuation-151400219.html) At the same time, the Embassy did call on U.S. citizens to leave Ukraine. “The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to shelter in place and depart Ukraine now using privately available ground transportation options when it is safe to do so” the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said in a statement emailed to U.S. citizens.

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