(DCWatchdog) – BREAKING NOW: Moments after the President of Ukraine announced that his country would be attacked and invaded by Russia within the next 48 hours, the Biden administration ordered the immediate evacuation of the United States Embassy located in Kyiv, Ukraine. Personnel were also commanded to destroy all phones and computers at the embassy.
According to The Hill:
“Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced on Monday that the U.S. is shuttering its embassy in Kyiv ahead of a possible Russian invasion of Ukraine that officials are warning could happen any day.
“‘We are in the process of temporarily relocating our Embassy operations in Ukraine from our Embassy in Kyiv to Lviv due to the dramatic acceleration in the buildup of Russian forces,’ Blinken said in a statement, stressing that the Biden administration remains engaged with the Ukrainian government and is continuing ‘intensive diplomatic efforts to deescalate the crisis.'”
“The Biden administration last week urged Americans still in Ukraine to leave the country within 48 to 72 hours, raising alarm that Russia could launch an attack or invade Ukraine at any time…
“The State Department has not indicated it is aware of the total number of how many Americans and lawful permanent residents are in Ukraine, as these groups are not required to register with the U.S. government when abroad.”
Additionally, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv have been commanded to destroy all electronic equipment so that national security information does not fall into the hands of Russian soldiers if they enter the embassy.
And, the President of Ukraine just announced that his intelligence services indicate the Russian attack will begin on Wednesday.
This is a breaking news report.
— The Hill (@thehill) February 14, 2022