Americans in Russia Urged to Leave Immediately

U.S. embassy warns that some with dual citizenship could be conscripted for military duty. 

The U.S Embassy in Russia is urging Americans or dual nationals to leave the country “immediately” in light of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military call-up of reserve forces. 

A release from the embassy stated that Russia “may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service.” 

The statement cautioned that commercial flight options are “extremely limited at the present,” which coincides with a surge of interest following President Putin’s announcement of the 300,000 reservists called up last week. Routes by buses and cars are still available. The embassy reported it has “severe limitations” on its resources to help those who want to leave, so they “should make independent arrangements as soon as possible.”  

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Blinken and State Department personnel as they attempt to ensure the safety of U.S. citizens in Russia.
  • For U.S. Ambassador to Russia Elizabeth Rood to seek God’s guidance as she interacts with that nation’s officials.
  • For discernment for Americans located in Russia and avenues to depart the country as needed.

Sources: Newsmax, Washington Examiner


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