The State Department ordered families of US Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating Monday, Fox News reported.
The State Department is also expected to order American civilians in the Ukraine to begin evacuating by commercial flights.
🚨BREAKING: State Department orders families of U.S. embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday, U.S. officials say
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Meanwhile, Joe Biden is on vacation at Camp David (where have we seen this before?) after giving Russian President Vladimir Putin the greenlight to invade Ukraine.
“My guess is he will move in, he has to do something,” Biden said Wednesday when asked about Putin’s military along Ukraine’s border.
Fox News reported:
The State Department has ordered families of U.S. Embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday, U.S. officials tell Fox News.
Next week, the State Department is also expected to encourage Americans to begin leaving Ukraine by commercial flights, “while those are still available,” one official said.
Moscow has massed tens of thousands of troops at the border with Ukraine, leading to fears of an invasion.
Late Friday night, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine announced the first shipment of ammunition had arrived as directed by President Biden.
U.S. officials say small arms ammunition constitute the bulk of the 200,000 pounds of what the State Department is calling lethal aid – needed by Ukrainian soldiers on the front lines. U.S. officials also tell Fox that Javelin anti-tank missiles are expected to arrive early next week from the Baltic states and from U.S. military stockpiles.
Biden’s inept Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday.
Nothing of note happened during the first meeting and the two agreed to speak again next week.
Body language says it all pic.twitter.com/D0P3ukgGfI
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