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Bloomberg: America orders the rest of the State Department’s employees to leave Ukraine

“The embassy had previously moved from Kiev to the western city of Lviv. Now they are moving to Poland,” a Bloomberg reporter said on Twitter.

Earlier on Monday, the White House said US President Joe Biden had signed an executive order banning trade and investment between Americans and two breakaway regions in eastern Ukraine, whose independence Russia has recognized.

The executive order prohibits “new investments” by any American, wherever they are, and “the import, directly or indirectly, of any goods, services, or technology from the two territories concerned.”

A week ago, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken announced that his country had decided to move its embassy in Ukraine from Kiev to Lviv, in the west of the country, in the face of the “remarkable acceleration” of the deployment of Russian forces at the border.

“The embassy will remain in contact with the Ukrainian government,” Blinken said in a statement, but added: “We urge every American citizen still in Ukraine to leave the country immediately.”

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