The US embassy in Kiev called on US citizens living in Ukraine to consider leaving, saying the security situation in the country was “unpredictable due to the growing threat of Russian military action”.
“The security situation in Ukraine could deteriorate without warning,” the embassy said in a statement on its website today.
Earlier this week, the United States urged its citizens not to travel to Ukraine.
US President Joseph Biden said on Tuesday that sanctions could be imposed on Russian President Vladimir Putin personally if Russia invades Ukraine, and a Kremlin official said today that any move by the West to impose personal sanctions on Putin would be politically destructive but not painful. .
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said US politicians talking about potential personal sanctions against Putin did not have enough expertise on the subject.