The tension is getting hot between Russia and Ukraine to the point that Americans have advised a top travel advisory flight for Ukraine on December 20, 2021.
Russia has been very aggressive in terms of forces in the Russian-Ukrainian borders and it seems that the aggression gives a bad meaning.
Secretary Antony Blinken has posted a tweet that reads, “I expedited and authorized and we fully endorse transfers of defensive equipment NATO Allies Estonia Latvia Lithuania are providing to Ukraine to strengthen its ability to defend itself against Russia’s unprovoked and irresponsible aggression.”
I expedited and authorized and we fully endorse transfers of defensive equipment @NATO Allies ?? ?? ?? are providing to Ukraine to strengthen its ability to defend itself against Russia’s unprovoked and irresponsible aggression. https://t.co/wFOLv0Wi2V
— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) January 22, 2022
CNN has reported:
“The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, a senior Biden administration official said that Russia had increased force levels since Friday on the Ukrainian border.”
This is a very notable move as the Russian has been deploying large numbers of forces in their borders.
According to the State Department, they have nothing to announce at this time, “If there is a decision to change our posture with respect to American diplomats and their families, American citizens should not anticipate that there will be U.S. government-sponsored evacuations, Currently, commercial flights are available to support departures.”
Meanwhile, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said in a statement that the Biden administration has been cautious with the American’s position on the possibility of Russian advancement in Ukraine.
Jen said, “Let’s be clear. Our view is this is an extremely dangerous situation. We’re now at a stage where Russia could at any point launch an attack in Ukraine, And what Secretary Blinken is going to go do is highlight very clearly there’s a diplomatic path forward. It is the choice of President Putin and the Russians to make whether they’re going to suffer severe economic consequences or not.”
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