The US embassy in Kyiv asks Americans to leave the country

The US embassy in Kyiv asks Americans to leave the country

Those who are unable to leave Ukraine are advised to avoid “gatherings and organized events that could be considered objectives by Russia”

The US embassy in Kyiv has warned US citizens in Ukraine to “immediately” leave the country. This is what we read on the site of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. “The security situation in Ukraine continues to be violent and unpredictable due to continuous military attacks by Russia, with active fighting in the country and uncertain security conditions. The US Embassy invites citizens Americans not to enter Ukraine and those in Ukraine to leave immediately using available private transportation if it is safe to do so. Avoid large gatherings and organized events, as they could serve as Russian military targets anywhere in Ukraine, including western regions “.

“The security situation in Ukraine – the Embassy continues – is highly volatile and conditions can worsen without warning. US citizens must remain vigilant and take appropriate measures to increase their safety awareness. Know the location of the refuge. or the nearest protected space. In case of mortar and / or rocket fire, follow the instructions of the local authorities and immediately seek shelter. If you believe that your current position is no longer safe, carefully consider the potential risks involved in transfer to another place “.

The embassy then dispenses some advice to American citizens in case of danger: “If you hear a loud explosion or if sirens go off, seek shelter immediately. If you are in a house or building, go to the next level. of the structure with the fewest external walls, windows and openings; close the doors and sit near an internal wall, away from windows or openings. If you are outdoors, immediately seeking shelter in a strong structure; if it is not, if possible, lie down and cover your head with your hands. Even if the incoming missile or drone is intercepted, falling debris poses a significant risk. After the attack, stay clear of debris and monitor the main news for official directions.