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US authorizes voluntary departure of non-emergency staff from Moscow embassy

"We took these steps due to security and safety issues stemming from the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

February 28, 2022 / 06:28 PM IST
(Image: AP)

(Image: AP)

The United States said Monday it is suspending operations at its embassy in Belarus and allowing the departure of non-emergency staff from the American embassy in Moscow.

"We took these steps due to security and safety issues stemming from the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine," Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement.

Belarus is a Russia ally that allowed its territory to be used as a staging ground for the attack on Ukraine.



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first published: Feb 28, 2022 06:28 pm
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