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U.S. Orders Kyiv Embassy Staff Out After Warning on Russia

  • Biden and Putin will talk on Saturday as tensions escalate
  • Conflict could begin before end of Olympics, Sullivan says
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U.S. Says Russia Could Attack Ukraine Before Olympics End
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The U.S. State Department has ordered “non-emergency U.S. employees” to depart the embassy in Kyiv, and consular services will be suspended as of Sunday.

The move comes after National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan late Friday said that the U.S. believes Russia could take offensive military action or attempt to spark a conflict inside Ukraine as early as next week, before the Winter Olympics in Beijing wrap up.