Canada orders Diplomats’ Families in Ukraine to Leave

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The Canadian government has ordered family members of diplomatic staff in Ukraine to leave the country.

“The safety and security of Canadians, our personnel, and their families at our missions abroad is our top priority. Due to the ongoing Russian military buildup and destabilizing activities in and around Ukraine, we have decided to temporarily withdraw Canadian embassy staff’s children under 18 years of age and family members accompanying them,” Global Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday morning.

“Officials at Global Affairs Canada and at the Embassy of Canada to Ukraine in Kyiv will continue to closely monitor the situation,” it added.

Late Monday night Canada updated its travel advisory suggesting any non-essential Canadians should leave Ukraine.

“If you are in Ukraine, you should evaluate if your presence is essential,” reads the updated guidance to avoid non-essential travel to the region.

 

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