U.S. Embassy not planning evacuation from Kyiv

10 October 2022, 06:14 PM
US Embassy in Kyiv (Photo:Andriy Boyko/Babel)

US Embassy in Kyiv (Photo:Andriy Boyko/Babel)

The U.S. Embassy does not plan to evacuate from Kyiv after a massive Russian missile attack on Ukraine, in particular the capital, a spokesperson for the diplomatic mission told NV on Oct. 10.

"The embassy is open and we continue to work,” they said.

“We are here to support Ukraine.”

Earlier, U.S Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink said that the staff of the diplomatic mission was not injured as a result of Russian missile attacks on Kyiv.

"Our team at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv is safe after another wave of Russian strikes on civilian cites,” the diplomat wrote on Twitter.

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“Grateful to those responding and working to keep us safe, and heartbroken for those hurt, here and across Ukraine.”

At the same time, the Embassy did call on U.S. citizens to leave Ukraine.

"The Embassy urges U.S. citizens to shelter in place and depart Ukraine now using privately available ground transportation options when it is safe to do so" the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv said in a statement emailed to U.S. citizens.

German Ambassador to Ukraine Anka Feldhusen wrote on Twitter that she and hundreds of Kyiv residents are currently in shelter

"I am struck by the calm that reigns here while Russia is shelling play-grounds in the center of Kyiv," the envoy said.

Earlier, German newspaper Bild revealed that a Russian missile damaged the visa department of the German Consulate in Kyiv.

According to the British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons, their embassy staff is also uninjured.

"My thoughts right now with those injured," Simmons wrote on Twitter.

One of the Russian strikes landed 850 meters from the Romanian Embassy in Ukraine, Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu said.

Russia launched a series of missile strikes on Ukraine, including on the center of the capital, Kyiv, on the morning of Oct. 10. There are dead and wounded in Kyiv and other cities. Important critical infrastructure facilities were hit.

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