The situation is escalating on the Ukrainian border, where Russia has deployed more than 100,000 soldiers.
in a Travel Tips The US State Department, published on Sunday, announced that families of embassy staff in the capital, Kiev, have been told to leave the country.
Employees not considered essential to the operation of the embassy have been told they can leave the country at US state expense.
Other Americans are encouraged to consider leaving the country.
The reason is that the United States fears that Russia is about to carry out a “major military attack” on Ukraine.
“Security conditions, particularly along the Ukrainian border, in Russian-occupied Crimea and in Russian-controlled eastern Ukraine, are unpredictable and may deteriorate at short notice,” the Travel Council said.
Consider a major military escalation
Russia denies the country is planning an attack on its neighbour. But the situation on the border, where more than 100,000 Russian soldiers are stationed, is becoming increasingly tense.
US President Joe Biden will now consider bolstering the US military presence in Eastern Europe, reports New York times Sunday.
On Saturday, the newspaper said, the president was presented with alternatives to new security strategies in the east, including scenarios in which the United States sends between 1,000 and 5,000 troops to NATO allies. The number of soldiers could be increased significantly if the situation in Ukraine escalates.
However, sending US troops to Ukraine itself should be ruled out.
Biden is expected to make a decision this week, according to sources in the New York Times.
– Increases the chances of Russian success
Military rearmament in Eastern Europe will be a turning point in the strategy of the Biden government, which has so far opted for a dialogue of saber rattling.
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian President Sergei Lavrov did not find any solution to the situation, but they agreed to keep the door open for new meetings and further dialogue.
This week, Russia also moved its forces to the Belarusian border, opening another wing where Ukraine could be attacked.
This increases the chance of Russian success, said Lieutenant Colonel Pale Yedestbo, a military strategy expert at the War School. to VG Sunday.
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