US evacuated diplomats’ families from Ukraine out 'abundance of caution,' acting ambassador says

1/26/2022 4:21:00 AM

The acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine told ABC News that an order for diplomats’ families at the embassy to leave the country was issued because Russia could attack “any day now” if it chose.

was issued because Russia could attack “any day now” if it chose.Kristina Kvien, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, made the remarks after standing in the bitter cold with a Ukrainian deputy defense minister to receive a 79-ton delivery of American military aid at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport, intended to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia.

The U.S. State Department on Sunday ordered diplomats’ families to leave and authorized non-emergency staff to depart if they choose, in light of the threat of a possible Russian invasion, as Moscow masses over 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders. Ukraine’s government has criticized the decision, calling it “premature” and “excessively cautious." The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany have since followed suit in various forms, but the majority of European countries have said so far they do not believe such a step is warranted.

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Ready for a start I deposited $2,000 to test the waters, 5days I got a return of $19,500. Her diligence and honesty is undeniable Geoffrey100k And theUkraine says for the US to chill out and not become part of the problem causing market instability. she knows already what us response to putins blackmail will be.

Suppose Russia doesn't wish anything like that. Not because of my tweets but maybe now you know I have a chance to get along with them. Along the way I'll miss Kiev capital. It's likely I'm blind. But not dumb. I'm not that blond. I mean positive people. Slap Russia with biting sanctions that will jolt Putin to come out of his delusions about territorial grabs.

Biden's poll numbers are plummeting so they need a distraction, corporate media doing their part to stoke the fires. most sane americans thinking that's their problem. Classic war mongering from the west. Imagine Russia overthrew Mexico’s leader then planted a pro Russia president. Then when USA strengthens its borders Russia sends troops over to protect Mexico. Russia is well within its right and its been NATO breaking promises.

This 'any day now' 'imminent invasion' is an ongoing thing. Every year. I remember reading about it the first time 2016. And regular bases ever since. Russia and Ukraine are basically asking everyone to stay out of the fight. They are not poor countries. 👨🏻‍🍳

U.S. orders embassy families out of Ukraine, says some staff may leave as wellAmericans should consider leaving Ukraine 'now' and nonemergency diplomatic employees have been authorized to depart amid Russia's continued military presence along the country's border, U.S. State Dept. says. Colin Powell: I regrets US war intelligence Yip we all know how joey is gonna leave the place...

Women should run the world. Men have been in power and it’s a shit show. The regime in DC is really waging the dog here . This is all political theater . Even the Ukraine government is telling it's citizens , not to listen to the hysterical regime in Washington DC lol 🤣🤣 She is a liar. She knows we are planning a war there but acting like it is someone else’s fault. No war. Don’t send peoples kids to fight when you are not willing to send your own.

Take care of yourself you can’t depend on Biden administration he will leave Americans for dead pay attention to what he did in Afghanistan sounds like something maybe she really really wants. “if it chose” is doing some carrying here don’t ya think he probably will attack in broad daylight, putin wants you to see he coming, but ole joe gnna hold out on protecting their border just like he chooses not to protect ours, you sitting ducks for sure

NATO Puts Forces on Standby as US Orders Embassy Families Out of UkraineTensions are soaring between Russia and the West, with NATO outlining a series of potential troop and ship deployments and Ireland warning that upcoming Russian war games off its coast would not be welcome Il mentitore è sempre un piccolo tattico, mentre chi evita di mentire segue una strategia.”

Worth promised protection for Ukraine relinquished nuclear warheads? Either way the world will never know. This is a great public distraction for President Biden and UK's P(arty)M(achine) Johnson. And while i HOPE we remain calm and level-headed i also remember our recent history Meanwhile, ‘Protect your body from viruses, your brain from lies, your heart from panic,’ said Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, urging his compatriots to stay calm, as tensions remained high on its border with Russia. The Democrats kind of need a war right now.

K time to go back home to family just send 15k troops to back up the West Ukrainians and fortify the crap out of the river. give it a rest The politicians are coming up a war, folks There will be all kinds of threatening gestures, but Russia will not invade Ukraine. 6 reasons why Russia won't invade Ukraine

If I worked over there, I would have been gone 2 months ago.... Way to manufacture consent, ABC. This is Europe’s problem, I have no idea why the US is escalating tensions

Opinion | How the US and NATO Could Settle Dispute Over Ukraine Without WarAnother world, at least another, more peaceful and just Europe—with very reasonable agreements for Russian security—is possible. Off course it's possible, but noone will make money out of it.

Just remember we can’t afford it🤷‍♂️

U.S. considering controlling exports to Russia if there is an invasion of UkraineThe U.S. is considering depriving Russia of semiconductor technology needed to power industries. The question to be asked is whether ultimately will Putin destroy the planet so he can achieve a special legacy beyond Stalin & Hitler. Essentially, isn’t it a question of personal insecurity, ego, & shallowness of perspective? Let's see how long Russia lasts when it is cut off from accessing global financial and trade markets. Good.

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U.S. Considers ‘Potent’ Export Controls Against Russia Amid Ukraine TensionsThe U.S. is prepared to impose sanctions and export controls on critical sectors of the Russian economy if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, U.S. officials said Excited to share this item from my etsy shop: BULK Pigeon Pea seeds (Gandules) Maybe this is why Russia wants Ukraine and why America wants in on the action?🤔

order for diplomats’ families at the embassy to leave the country was issued because Russia could attack “any day now” if it chose. Kristina Kvien, the embassy’s charge d’affairs, made the remarks after standing in the bitter cold with a Ukrainian deputy defense minister to receive a 79-ton delivery of American military aid at Kyiv’s Boryspil Airport, intended to help Ukraine defend itself against Russia. The U.S. State Department on Sunday ordered diplomats’ families to leave and authorized non-emergency staff to depart if they choose, in light of the threat of a possible Russian invasion, as Moscow masses over 100,000 troops near Ukraine’s borders. Ukraine’s government has criticized the decision, calling it “premature” and “excessively cautious." The United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany have since followed suit in various forms, but the majority of European countries have said so far they do not believe such a step is warranted. Kvien told ABC News the decision on the partial evacuation was taken out of an “abundance of caution” given the scale of the Russian build up. “The decision was made because right now Vladimir Putin and Russia have built up such military might on the border that they could take an action any day now," she said."And with that in mind, we felt that out of an abundance of caution, we had to make sure that our embassy families were safe. So that was the basis for a decision." Kvien said Russia had built up so many troops it “means that Russia could do anything at any moment.” Sean Gallup/Getty Images U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Kristina Kvien (2nd from R) and Ukrainian Deputy Defence Minister Rostyslav Zamlynskii (3rd from R) speak to the media following the unloading of weapons, including Javelin anti-tank missiles, and other military hardware delivered on a National Airlines plane by the United States military at Boryspil Airport near Kyiv, Ukraine, Jan. 25, 2022. MORE: US warns Russian attack may be 'imminent,' Ukraine disagrees: Here's why “It's like a gun to the head of Ukraine," she said."And we don't think that Ukraine should have to live with a loaded gun to its head.” Ukrainian officials have publicly disagreed with the U.S. assessment that a Russian attack could take place at any moment. A deputy defense minister, Hanna Malyar, on Tuesday said the number of Russian troops at the border currently is “not enough for a full-scale invasion.” In general, Ukrainian officials are more skeptical that Russia will really go through with a major attack and in recent days they have become increasingly vocal in contesting the picture coming from the U.S. that an attack is imminent. The head of Ukraine’s national security council, Alexey Danilov, on Monday told the BBC that “the number of Russian troops is not increasing in the way many people are presenting it”. Ukrainian officials instead have suggested they believe Russia’s build up is currently intended to destabilize Ukraine with the threat of attack, including by undermining its economy. Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in video addresses has urged Ukrainians not to panic and that the threat of invasion is not worse now than when Russia began the conflict in 2014. Kvien said she believed Ukraine’s government views the threat seriously. “I do think that President Zelenskyy is taking the threat very seriously, and he is being careful to make preparations as needed,” she said. “They've been living with Russian threats for a long time. So I would say that they are just a bit more, ‘sang froid’ as they say, in French. But that doesn't mean that they don't take them seriously,” she said. MORE: State Department orders diplomats' families to leave US embassy in Kyiv amid Russia tensions The U.S. military aid shipment landing on Tuesday was the third to arrive in a week, part of a $200 million security aid package approved to help Ukraine defend itself and deter Russia. The delivery included 276 Javelin anti-tank missiles, over 800 SMAW-D shoulder-fired"bunker buster" missiles, 170 pounds of 50-caliber ammunition and bomb disposal suits. Kvien said the weapons demonstrated the U.S.’ “absolute, rock-solid support” for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. The U.S. is still seeking to avert a Russian attack through diplomacy. Russia has demanded guarantees from the U.S. that Ukraine will never join NATO and that the alliance will pull back forces from eastern European countries that joined after the Cold War. The U.S. has already ruled that out but has proposed discussing other security issues, such as limits on missiles deployments and military exercises. Kvien repeated there are “some areas” that the U.S. is able to talk about with Russia to try to address its concerns, such as"arms control, better transparency in terms of military exercises," but she reiterated that Ukraine’s choice to try to join NATO was not on the table. She said she hoped Putin would choose to take the path of diplomacy. “I think that it's the only reasonable path. I think it's the only path that ultimately will lead to a more secure Europe, which Mr. Putin says he would like to have,” she said.