The State Department has closed the US embassy in Belarus and is allowing non-essential staff from the US embassy in Russia to leave the country because of the war in Ukraine.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken in a statement on Monday announced the suspension of operations at the Minsk embassy and an authorized departure from Moscow.
“We took these steps because of security and security issues arising out of the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine,” he said.
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