State Department orders family of embassy staff to leave Ukraine

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks as he greets embassy staff at the US embassy in Kyiv on January 19, 2022 as part of a two-day visit in Ukraine.

Citing a “continued threat of Russian military action,” the U.S. State Department ordered eligible family members of personnel at its embassy in Kyiv to leave the country.

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