The US Embassy in Kyiv has again recommended US citizens to leave if possible, citing the increased likelihood of Russian military strikes on Ukraine in the days leading up to Ukrainian independence day.

“The Department of State has information that Russia is stepping up efforts to launch strikes against Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure and government facilities in the coming days,” the embassy stated in an online advisory.

“The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to depart Ukraine now using privately available ground transportation options if it is safe to do so,” the notice added, citing prior security warnings.

Kyiv has prohibited public celebrations commemorating the capital’s freedom from Soviet domination on Wednesday, citing an increased fear of violence.

Source: Reuters

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