U.S. State Department Orders Non-Emergency Embassy Staff to Leave Ukraine

KYIV (Reuters) – The U.S. State Division has ordered non-emergency U.S. embassy employees to go away Ukraine amid rising tensions with Russia, the embassy stated on Saturday.

“Regardless of the discount in diplomatic employees, the core embassy crew, our devoted Ukrainian colleagues, and @StateDept and U.S. personnel all over the world will proceed relentless diplomatic and help efforts in help of Ukraine’s safety, democracy, and prosperity,” it stated on Twitter.

(Reporting by Pavel Polityuk; Enhancing by Andrew Heavens)

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