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Ukraine crisis.. European and Arab countries ask their citizens to leave Kiev


Dubai (news now) – 02/14/2022. 21:46

European and Arab countries ask their citizens to leave Ukraine

  • Several countries have called on their citizens and representatives of their embassies to leave Ukraine
  • Washington announced that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is imminent in the coming days
  • The Canadian Ministry of Defense announced Sunday that it has decided to “temporarily transfer” part of its military staff stationed in Ukraine

In light of the escalation of tension between Russia and Ukraine, several countries called on their citizens and representatives of their embassies to leave Ukraine.

Washington also announced that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is imminent in the coming days, especially as European mediation efforts on the conflict in this country have reached a dead end.

What countries have called on their citizens to leave Ukraine?

United State

On Friday, 11 February, Washington asked Rahaya to leave Ukraine within the next 24 to 48 hours, as US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Friday that Russia could invade Ukraine “at any time” after massing more than 100,000 troops and heavy weapons on its border. This is in reference to the fragility of the situation there.

On Saturday, the United States ordered some of its embassy employees to leave Ukraine.

Norway

On Friday, Norway called on its citizens to leave Ukraine immediately “because of a dangerous and unforeseeable situation”, with Russia amassing tens of thousands of soldiers at the border with its pro-Western neighbor. Oslo followed the example of other countries that issued a similar invitation on Thursday 10/2 to its citizens.

Israel

The Israeli government announced Friday that it will evacuate the families of its diplomats and embassy staff in Kiev from Ukraine due to the “deteriorating situation” in this country after Russia massed tens of thousands of soldiers on its borders in a move that the West fears is a prelude to a military invasion.

European Union

announce European Union On Friday, he recommended that non-essential employees of his diplomatic mission in Kiev leave Ukraine to work remotely outside the country, which is threatened by a Russian invasion.

Australia

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday called on Australian citizens living in Ukraine to leave the country as soon as possible, saying the situation there was getting more and more dangerous.

New Zealand

New Zealand’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday urged all of its citizens in Ukraine to leave immediately, amid rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine.

Britain

The British government on Friday appealed to its nationals to leave Ukraine for the time being when commercial means are still available, and advised them to avoid travel there.

Kuwait and Jordan

On Saturday, Kuwait and Jordan called on their citizens who are in Ukraine to leave the country for their own safety.

Germany, Netherlands and Lithuania

urged Germany And the Netherlands and Lithuania, its citizens in Ukraine on Saturday to leave due to the security situation there.

Sweden

The Swedish government said on Saturday that Swedish citizens should leave Ukraine as soon as possible in light of the “changing security situation”.

Italia

The Italian Foreign Ministry, in an update of its travel recommendations on Saturday, appealed to citizens to leave Ukraine in light of the security situation there, and asked them to postpone any non-essential trips to Kiev.

Canada

The Canadian Ministry of Defense announced Sunday that it has decided to “temporarily transfer” part of its military staff stationed in Ukraine to other places in Europe due to the situation in the region.

The ministry said in a statement that this temporary transfer of “elements” of its division tasked with training the Ukrainian army “does not mean the end of the mission” of the Canadian military, but allows Canada to “refocus its efforts while ensuring the safety of Canadian Armed Forces personnel.”

Ottawa did not give details on the number of soldiers involved or where they would be transferred.

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