US considering special forces to 'protect' Kiev embassy
CNN says that Washington fears the possibility of missiles or air defense systems inadvertently hitting its embassy in Kiev.
US President Joe Biden's administration is considering the possibility of using special operations forces to protect the United States embassy in Kiev, CNN reported on Monday.
Citing administration officials familiar with the matter, the CNN report pointed out that the idea to send special operations forces to protect the US embassy in Kiev is in the preliminary stages of consideration and has yet to be brought to Biden for a final decision.
The report indicated that Washington does not believe that Moscow would "overtly attack" the Embassy, but it fears the possibility of missiles or air defense systems inadvertently hitting the facility.
While embassies are normally guarded by Marine Corps personnel, there is a consensus, as per the report, that the security situation in Ukraine necessitates additional troops suitable to address the security challenges.
It is noteworthy that in late April, US diplomats returned to Ukraine for the first time since the start of the war on February 24, according to CNN.
Since leaving Kiev, US diplomats relocated to Poland and Lvov.