The US does not think that the ongoing talks between Ukraine and Russia on the Belarusian border will actually reduce tensions. Thus the United States on Monday recommended that Americans leave Russia “immediately” following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.
“US citizens should consider leaving Russia immediately through commercial travel options still available,” the State Department said in a statement, which had already advised fellow citizens not to travel there.
According to Ukraine, 11 people died in Kharkiv in a residential area on Monday.
However, the solutions to leave the country are not numerous. Indeed, the European Union has announced that it will close its airspace to Russian companies, a measure also stipulated by several European countries that are not part of the EU and Canada.
In response, Russia announced on Monday that it banned flights from airlines from 36 countries, including all EU countries, the United Kingdom and Canada.
“The ability of the US administration to provide routine or emergency services to US citizens in Russia is extremely limited”, underlines the State Department, which also warned against the risk of “persecution” by Russian officials. targeting Americans.
Tension in Ukraine is still not easing, despite talks between Russian and Ukrainian delegations: the governor of the Kharkiv region announced on Monday that Russian bombing of residential areas of Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city on the border with Russia, has at least Eleven people were killed. ,