Russia could launch a swift attack on Ukraine. So the United States is removing staff from the country’s embassy as a precautionary measure. At the same time, given the current tense situation in Ukraine, the US embassy in Kiev has advised Americans not to visit.
Over the past few months, Russia has objected to NATO’s influence in Eastern Europe. Moscow has been rapidly deploying troops along the Ukrainian border since the recent speculation that Kiev would join the US-led military group. Satellite images indicate an impending war. In such a situation, Britain and Canada have sided with Kiev.
Britain has already handed over anti-tank missiles to Ukraine to deter Russian forces. Not only that, Canada has sent special commandos to help the Ukrainian army. The US State Department said on Sunday (January 23rd) that the number of staff at the Kiev embassy was being reduced due to fears of an attack by Russian troops. Only staff involved in urgent work will be there.