After the terribly incompetent and deadly evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan, led by Tony Blinken, the Biden administration is attempting to avoid the same situation in Ukraine by pulling Americans out now. Paul Sacca reports in The Blaze:
The situation in Ukraine is quickly developing. The latest updates regarding the potential hot spot for hostilities, include the U.S. State Department ordering family members of U.S. diplomats to evacuate the country, and a report that President Joe Biden is considering deploying thousands of American troops, warships, and aircraft into the powderkeg region to deter Russia from executing any advancements.
A senior State Department official told reporters Sunday night, “Military action by Russia could come at any time. The United States government will not be in a position to evacuate U.S. citizens in such a contingency.”
Also on Sunday, the U.S. Department of State issued an update on its official website.
“Do not travel to Ukraine due to the increased threats of Russian military action and COVID-19,” the alert warned. “Exercise increased caution in Ukraine due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk.”
“On January 23, 2022, the Department of State authorized the voluntary departure of U.S. direct hire employees (USDH) and ordered the departure of eligible family members (EFM) from Embassy Kyiv due to the continued threat of Russian military action,” the notice cautioned. “U.S. citizens in Ukraine should consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.”
The State Department’s warning emphasized, “There are reports Russia is planning significant military action against Ukraine. The security conditions, particularly along Ukraine’s borders, in Russia-occupied Crimea, and in Russia-controlled eastern Ukraine, are unpredictable and can deteriorate with little notice. Demonstrations, which have turned violent at times, regularly occur throughout Ukraine, including in Kyiv.”
Another report that surfaced on Sunday night added more concern for the region, especially for U.S. military members. The New York Times reported that President Biden is “considering deploying several thousand U.S. troops, as well as warships and aircraft, to NATO allies in the Baltics and Eastern Europe, an expansion of American military involvement amid mounting fears of a Russian incursion into Ukraine, according to administration officials.”
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