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Tuesday, 17 May 2022
UK begins withdrawing staff from embassy in Ukraine

The BBC reported that Britain has started withdrawing staff from its embassy in Ukraine, amid growing fears of a Russian invasion.

Officials say there have been no specific threats to British diplomats, but about half of the staff working in Kyiv will return to the UK.

The BBC said that the embassy moves were described as precautionary, and nothing specific is thought to have occurred in the past 24 hours to have triggered the decisions of the US and UK.

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It mentioned, EU staff in Ukraine will stay in place for now, with EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell saying he would not "dramatise" the tensions.

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It added, members of the Nato alliance, including Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria and the Netherlands, are sending more fighter jets and warships to Eastern Europe to bolster defences in the region.

Source: BBC