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US halts operations at embassy in Belarus, approves evacuation from Moscow

The State Department has closed the U.S. Embassy in Belarus and is allowing non-essential staff at the U.S. Embassy in Russia to leave the country due to the war in Ukraine.

People stand next to fragments of military equipment on the street in the aftermath of an apparent Russian strike in Kharkiv (Photo: AP/PTI)

(Photo: AP/PTI)

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

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First Published: Feb 28 2022 | 6:53 PM IST

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