Now Germany is planning to remove families of diplomats from their embassy in Kyiv.

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      jbnw
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      Translated from https://radiosputnik.ria (dot) ru/20220122/evakuatsiya-1769084938.html :

      MOSCOW, January 22/ Sputnik Radio. The German authorities are preparing a plan to evacuate the families of diplomats from the territory of Ukraine in the event of an escalation of tension, Bild reports.

      “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is developing an evacuation plan for relatives of employees of the German Embassy in Ukraine … They should be removed from the country in case of further deterioration of the situation,” RIA Novosti reports.

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      jwirr
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      Like many of us other countries have no faith in the actions of either of the countries involve in this propaganda.

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      • #467361
        jbnw
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        But it’s a sign of how close other countries believe Ukraine is to a major escalation in its civil war, and a recognition of the likely response from Russia to protect Ukrainians who speak Russian as their primary language.

        Look at the map of Ukraine – Kyiv is very close to Russia, and even closer to Belarus –  about 60 miles.  I think embassies removing non-essential people, including the US, does show how seriously the risk of war inside Ukraine is being taken by the rest of the world.

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          Ohio Barbarian
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          Back when it was Austro-Hungarian Galicia, they immigrated to the US, speaking only Ukrainian when they arrived in 1913. One step ahead of World War I, and one behind a famine caused by crop failure and the failure of an imperial government to respond to the crisis.

          Now it’s barely in Poland. Good for them. My wife’s grandpa would joke that they’re celebrating no more brutal Soviet winters because they’re just on the Polish side of the border these days.

          Never let your morals stop you from doing the right thing.--Isaac Asimov

          The United States is also a one-party state but, with typical American extravagance, they have two of them.--Julius Nyerere

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            jbnw
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            But now it’s, shall we say, a little more challenging. Just the cost for the fees is estimated at $1760, per individual (spouse and each child) with a wait time, according to Internet sources, of seven to 32 (!) months.

            Compare that to Ukraine – it’s 15 days for me to get a temporary residence permit with a cost of 3400 UAH (about $120). Of course, the way things are going, that might need to be a Russian residence permit . . . Hmm – that’s about 20 days to get approval . . .

            I wonder when the US will start accepting refugees from Ukraine.

            (Pardon a little black humor!)

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