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Evacuation from Ukraine. Great Britain also decides to get its diplomats out due to the Russian threat

Following the United States, the United Kingdom decided to evacuate its diplomats from Ukraine. The EU has no plans to do so yet. Photo: Pixabay

Following the United States, the United Kingdom decided to evacuate its diplomats from Ukraine. The EU has no plans to do so yet. Photo: Pixabay

Amid the threat of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, first the United States, and then the UK, officially announced the start of evacuating the employees of the country's Embassy in Kyiv.

Quote"Some embassy staff are being evacuated from Kyiv in response to the threat from Russia. The British Embassy remains open and will continue to work," the statement reads.

However, the leadership of the European Union does not yet see the need to withdraw their diplomats and their families from Ukraine.

"We do not plan to do what the United States does because we do not see any specific reasons for this," Josep Borrell, EU foreign policy chief, stated.

He added that at the moment there was a negotiation process with Russia and while it continued there was no need to evacuate the diplomats.

Context. On January 24, the US Department of State announced the voluntary evacuation of its diplomats from Ukraine. Their family members were ordered to leave the country.

Context. On January 24, the US Department of State announced the voluntary evacuation of its diplomats from Ukraine. Their family members were ordered to leave the country.

Recall: Western countries, including the United States, over the past few months have expressed concern about a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine. The White House believes that this could happen at any point. The Department of State does not exclude that the attack may happen during the Russian-Belarusian military exercises.

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