Security conditions in Crimea and along Ukraine’s border with Russia may change. “With little notice,” amid rising tensions and military buildup in the region, the US embassy in Kiev warned.
The embassy sent a warning Thursday morning after President Biden abandoned plans to send two warships to the Black Sea and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin closed the Kerch Strait to foreign warships until the fall of the year. page
The “Attention US Citizens” warning posted on Twitter began “The US Embassy in Ukraine continues to monitor the situation with Russia in occupied Crimea and along Ukraine’s border where security conditions may change. Without any prior notice “
The Biden administration initially said it would send two destroyers, the USS Roosevelt and USS Donald Cook, to the Black Sea in response to Moscow̵7;s military intensification near Ukraine.
It was later backed up by the threat after the Kremlin warned the United States to avoid the area. “For their own benefit”
“We have no desire for an escalating war with Russia,” a senior executive told reporters at a telephone briefing on Thursday, adding that they did not want the situation to turn “out of control.” ”
The official added that the administration believed it could “avoid” sending the United States into the “abyss”.
Executive officials, however, said the United States “will not tolerate unsettling behavior that endangers the United States, its allies and allies.”
Putin’s closure comes just hours after Biden declared a national emergency on Thursday, imposing sanctions on more than three dozen people in Russia and eviction of 10 diplomats.
Biden anticipated sanctions in a call with Putin on Tuesday when he warned Russian strongmen that “the US will take firm steps to protect the national interests in response to Russian action. Such as cyber intrusions and election interference. ”