The White House is urging Americans to leave Ukraine in next “24 to 48 hours,” warning U.S. won’t rescue civilians if Russia invades.
“We are jointly ready, and all of NATO is ready,” Biden said, referring to the powerful Western alliance, though Ukraine is not a member.
The White House said Friday that a Russian invasion of Ukraine could come within the week, possibly within the next two days, even before the end of the Winter Olympics, and urged Americans to leave the country now. Read More
Foreign Office tells Britons in Ukraine to leave country now:
The Foreign Office has issued new guidance advising British citizens in Ukraine to leave now while commercial means are still available, amid increasing concern of an invasion by Russia.
On Thursday Biden urged all US citizens to leave, saying “things could go crazy very quickly”.
British sources said the UK was not preparing an emergency airlift as there were ample commercial flights operating daily and the land border with Poland was open. It is thought the number of British citizens in Ukraine is in the low thousands. Many have strong ties there and are unlikely to leave. Read More
President held an offsite meeting of the National Security and Defense Council in Kharkiv, at which the Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine was approved and sanctions were imposed against a number of companies:
The Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has set a task that the territorial defense forces must include 2 million citizens.
The National Security and Defense Council also approved the Maritime Security Strategy of Ukraine, which was developed to fulfill the instructions of the President. This is the first time such a document has been elaborated in our country. Read More