Friday, January 21, 2022

U.S. Considers Pulling Diplomats’ Family Members Out Of Ukraine

Signage and flowers are seen at the U.S. Embassy compound in Kyiv, Ukraine, Oct. 1, 2020.  

Bloomberg: U.S. Weighs Pulling Diplomats’ Family Members Out of Ukraine 

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. is weighing whether to evacuate family members of diplomats stationed in Ukraine as Russia masses more than 100,000 troops on its borders, according to people familiar with the matter. 

Under the plan, family members would be ordered to return home while non-essential employees would be able to leave voluntarily. An announcement may come within days, according to the people, who asked not to be identified before a decision is reached. 

The ruble erased gains on the news, falling 0.1% against the dollar. Yields on most Russian local currency sovereign bonds rose on Friday. 

The U.S. employs about 180 American citizens and 560 Ukrainians at its embassy in Kyiv, according to the embassy website. That doesn’t include family members, so the number of U.S. citizens living in embassy housing is probably much higher.  

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Update: US Mulls Evacuating Diplomats' Family Members From Ukraine; Blinken-Lavrov Meeting 'Positive' (Zero Hedge)  

WNU Editor: 180 American citizens and 560 Ukrainians employed at its embassy in Kyiv. 


That is a big embassy.


Anonymous said...

Remember when it was reported two days ago that Russia was about to do this, and that it supposedly indicated an imminent attack?

Jac said...

Unbelievable: Sleepy Joe want to evacuate American's before that's too late!