Americans should leave Ukraine as soon as possible

The U.S. Department of State issued a new warning to Ukrainian Americans on Monday morning telling them to “depart immediately” because the trip could be interrupted.

“The State Department continues to urge US citizens to leave Ukraine immediately, using commercial or private means, as the threat of Russia’s military action increases,” the State Department said. Said In a press release.

The agency said the “security situation” in Eastern Europe remains “unpredictable” and “may worsen with little notice.” Meanwhile, Russia’s military operations could “severely limit commercial air travel,” which could affect US citizens trying to flee, the State Department said.

At the beginning of Monday, Ukraine and Russia again accused each other of fighting charges in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine denied allegations on social media after Moscow claimed that Ukrainian soldiers had invaded its territory and Russian troops had killed five of the soldiers.

“No, Ukraine did not: attack Donetsk or Luhansk. Send sabotage operatives or APCs across the Russian border. Shell Russian territory; Shell Russian border crossing; do sabotage,” said Ukraine’s Dmitro.・ Foreign Minister Kleber wrote as follows. twitter..

A few hours ago, Russian military officials announced through state media that they had killed five suspected saboteurs from Ukraine to the Rostov region of Russia and also destroyed two armored vehicles.

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People sing the national anthem of Ukraine at a rally in support of Ukraine at the Maidan Revolution Memorial Ceremony held in Kiev on February 20, 2022. (Chris McGrath / Getty Images)
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Ukrainian soldiers will be trained on February 10, 2022 during a military exercise near Kharkiv, Ukraine. (Andrew Marienko / AP)

Amid heightened warnings of aggression, the Biden administration sent a letter to UN human rights officers claiming that Moscow had compiled a list of Ukrainians who were killed or sent to camps after the invasion. Dmitry Peskov, the Kremlin’s top spokesman, denied such a claim and stated that no such list existed.

Starting Thursday, artillery surged along the tense line of contact between Ukrainian troops and Russian-backed rebels in the Donbas region. It is estimated that at least 14,000 people have died in the conflict since the conflict broke out in 2014.

Ukraine and separatist rebels have exchanged responsibility for truce violations, with hundreds of explosions recorded daily. On Friday, separatist leaders in Donetsk and Lugansk announced the evacuation of hundreds of thousands of civilians, saying they could enter Russia.

On Monday, Leonid Paseknik, head of the self-declared People’s Republic of Lugansk, Said Russian President Vladimir Putin should recognize the region as an independent state. Denis Pushilin, the head of the Donetsk People’s Republic, also called on Russian leaders to recognize the region as a nation.

“I would like to acknowledge the sovereignty and independence of the People’s Republic of Lugansk, and consider the possibility of concluding a friendship and cooperation agreement between the LPR and the Russian Federation, including defense cooperation.” Said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jack Phillips is the latest news reporter for The Epoch Times, based in New York.

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