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U.S. Weighs Pulling Diplomats’ Family Members Out of Ukraine

  • Non-essential staff would be given option to leave voluntarily
  • Move described as prudent preparation as Russia tensions rise
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The U.S. is weighing whether to evacuate family members of diplomats stationed in Ukraine as Russia masses more than 100,000 troops on its borders, according to people familiar with the matter.

Under the plan, family members would be ordered to return home while non-essential employees would be able to leave voluntarily. An announcement may come within days, according to the people, who asked not to be identified before a decision is reached.