Britain advises its citizens in Ukraine to leave immediately
The British government is withdrawing more staff from its Embassy in the Ukrainian capital.
The British government has decided to withdraw more of its staff from its Embassy in the Ukrainian capital and advised its citizens to immediately leave.
The British statements came in conjunction with the visit of British Defense Minister Ben Wallace to Moscow and a meeting with Sergei Shoigu to discuss the Ukrainian crisis.
The Russian Defense Minister stressed that Moscow is not responsible for the aggravation of the security situation in Europe, noting that "the military-political situation in Europe is becoming more and more tense."
Coincidingly, US President Joe Biden warned that "things may go wild rapidly" in Ukraine, advising American people to “evacuate immediately".
“American citizens should leave, should leave now,” Biden said in an interview with NBC News. “We’re dealing with one of the largest armies in the world. This is a very different situation and things could go crazy quickly.”
After a tense conversation with her Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss was joined by Defense Secretary Ben Wallace in Moscow on Friday. The meeting, according to Lavrov, was akin to a talk between "the mute and the deaf."