The US Department of State urged Americans to urgently leave Ukraine On the eve of Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24, the US authorities warned of the danger of attacks on government facilities and urged Americans to leave the country
The US State Department issued a notice urging American citizens in Ukraine to leave the country immediately due to the threat of shelling. It is published on the website of the US Embassy.
According to the statement, the department has data that Russia may carry out attacks on state facilities in Ukraine in the coming days. The AP says the warning is based on U.S. intelligence findings.
The State Department also issued advisories outlining what to do in the event of sounds of explosions or air raids.
The Department regularly issues similar calls for Americans (the last was in July). The current one came out on the eve of the holidays: on Tuesday, August 23, Ukraine celebrates the Day of the State Flag, and on Wednesday, the 24th, & mdash; Independence Day. Wednesday will also mark six months since the start of the Russian military operation in the country.
The Ukrainian authorities also warn of the risks of strikes. In Kyiv, mass events were banned for several days, and employees of institutions located in the government quarter in the center of the capital were recommended to switch to remote work for a week. There are, in particular, the buildings of the parliament, the office of the president, the government, the National Bank of Ukraine. The curfew has been tightened in Kharkiv.
Amid warnings of a possible intensification of hostilities and increased security measures, Polish President Andrzej Duda arrived in Kyiv to meet with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky.
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