Fake: The American Embassy in Kyiv Has Suspended Its Work

Supposedly eyewitnesses reported that the US embassy was closed and no employees were visible, Russian media misinforms, citing the Sputnik Belarus Telegram channel. This happened after the United States appealed to its citizens to leave Ukraine.

The US Embassy in Kyiv has temporarily stopped its work. The Sputnik Belarus agency reports, citing eyewitnesses. According to the publication, the building of the diplomatic mission was closed, no one was visible on its territory. «The American embassy in Kyiv has stopped its work,» the message says. On July 14, the US Embassy in Kyiv published on its website a recommendation to its citizens not to come to Ukraine. Americans those in the country should depart immediately «via private ground means.» The appeal to the Americans also contains a warning to avoid demonstrations and crowds «in any part of Ukraine, including its western regions.» In addition, the document provides recommendations on how to behave in case of getting into a combat zone or shelling. Ensure travel documents are valid and easily accessible, see the State Department website regularly for up-to-date travel advice are among other travel recommendations.

In fact, the US Embassy in Ukraine did not announce its suspension in Ukraine. Indeed, there is travel advisory information on the official website, namely the US Embassy in Ukraine calls on those Americans in Ukraine to depart immediately and not to enter its territory. The Embassy asks Americans to avoid demonstrations and crowds, as they can become a target for the Russian military anywhere in Ukraine, including the western regions. However, the US Embassy in Ukraine has not announced a suspension of its work. Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of the Russian army into the territory of Ukraine, the US Embassy in Kyiv, like dozens of embassies of other countries, has suspended its work for security reasons. Most of the employees of the diplomatic mission left for the west of the country or beyond. In mid-May, the American Embassy resumed its work in Kyiv.