The State Department has decided that the families of the employees of the US Embassy in Kiev will leave Ukraine starting with Monday, informs Fox News, writes News.ro.
Next week, the State Department is expected to encourage the Americans to start leaving Ukraine on commercial flights, as long as “they are still available,” an official said.
Cnn.com writes that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke with the head of US diplomacy Antony Blinken and that, according to a source, the Ukrainian leader told the American that the evacuations of the families of the embassy staff from Kiev would be an exaggerated reaction.
Moscow has sent tens of thousands of troops to the Ukrainian border, raising fears of a possible invasion. On Friday night, the US embassy in Ukraine announced the arrival of the first shipment of ammunition, according to the instructions of President Joe Biden. US officials say the ammunition is a large part of the amount of “lethal aid” needed by Ukrainian front-line soldiers. US officials told Fox that anti-tank missile shipments from the Baltic countries and US resources are expected in Ukraine next week.
The West has rejected Moscow’s main demands – NATO promises that Ukraine will never become a member of the alliance, that the alliance’s weapons will not be deployed near Russia’s borders and that it will withdraw its forces from Central and Eastern Europe.
The United States plans to send large quantities of weapons and ammunition to Ukraine in the coming days, officials said, according to foxnews.com.