Bloomberg learned about the US moving its embassy in Ukraine to Poland

Bloomberg: US embassy staff in Ukraine ordered to temporarily travel to Poland If Russia does not launch an invasion of Ukraine, embassy staff will return Tuesday morning

The United States has decided to temporarily relocate its Ukrainian embassy to Poland following President Vladimir Putin's decision to recognize the DNR and LNR, Bloomberg reported, citing a source.

Initially, the embassy was located in Kiev, but due to the deteriorating situation in the Donbass, it was moved to the western part of Ukraine, to Lviv. Now the staff of the embassy is temporarily moving to Poland, the agency writes. The corresponding order was given for security reasons, clarifies the source of the publication.

According to him, if Russia does not start an invasion, the embassy staff will return to Lvov on Tuesday morning.

Also, Lvov “as soon as possible” leave the Australian embassy staff. They also left Kiev about two weeks ago for the western part of Ukraine and will now move to the Australian Embassy in Warsaw, ABC reports. According to the broadcasting corporation, three employees of the Australian Foreign Ministry are currently in Lviv.

On February 12, the State Department ordered non-critical U.S. diplomats in Kiev to leave Ukraine. The department explained that the decision was made in connection with the growing threat of Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Two days later, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that Washington had decided to temporarily move the embassy from Kiev to Lvov .

The Wall Street Journal then reported that the State Department ordered the destruction of network equipment and computer workstations in the Ukrainian embassy.

President Vladimir Putin announced the recognition of the DNR and LNR on Monday evening. The West, including the EU, NATO, Great Britain, France, Germany, the USA and other countries, reacted immediately. The states considered this decision a violation of international norms and the Minsk agreements, as well as the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine.

US President Joe Biden signed a decree that imposes restrictive measures on the DNR and LNR, in particular, does not allow Americans to trade with republics and invest in their economy.

Источник rbc.ru

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