U.S. EMBASSY Update – Months After Attack!
(ConservativeHub.com) – When Russian forces began their attacks on Ukraine, the US shut down its embassy in Ukraine’s capital of Kyiv. For three months, it remained closed. But, on May 18, Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced operations there would resume.
Blinken explained the Ukrainians’ successful defense of their city allowed for this reopening. He noted threats still exist, but the US would ensure employees’ safety by implementing additional protective measures and protocols.
US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine reopens after 3 months https://t.co/CAz7eSQENW
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 18, 2022
A source told the New York Post marine guards are not currently present at the embassy, but they would deploy later. Additionally, the unnamed official said some embassy services would remain suspended for safety.
The US returned a small delegation to Ukraine. Blinken noted the embassy’s reopening stands as a symbol of solidarity with the country. POLITICO reported other countries have already reopened their embassies, but the Biden administration held off due to security concerns. Diplomatic security became a political football for Democrats following the 2012 Benghazi, Libya consulate incident in which insurgents killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Officials conducted a ceremony to mark the occasion on May 18, although air raid warnings caused an hour-long delay. Still, they raised the US flag under the protection of Ukrainian police and national guard personnel.
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