The U.S. Embassy warned Americans about the dangers of traveling to Ukraine

The Embassy of the United States in Ukraine has issued a warning to US citizens about the risks of traveling to the country. This became known on Wednesday, January 12.

“The State Department continues to advise U.S. citizens to reconsider traveling to Ukraine because of increased threats from Russia,” the embassy said in a statement on its website.

The diplomatic office also warned its citizens in Ukraine that “further Russian military action” would significantly affect the embassy’s ability to provide consular services. This includes assistance with evacuation.

On January 12, the deputy head of the Ukrainian presidential office, Ihor Zhovkva, said that the concentration of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border had not decreased. He noted that the Ukrainian Armed Forces “will be ready to fight back” if the current situation escalates, but added that he himself hoped for a diplomatic solution.

On the same day, the head of the press service of the US Department of State, Ned Price, said that Washington did not see any signs of de-escalation of the situation around Ukraine. At the same time, he said, “de-escalation could happen even tomorrow, even on Friday”.