MANILA – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with staff from the US Embassy in Manila on Saturday before concluding his official visit to the Philippines. “Second. Blinken personally thanked the community for their service and contributions to the U.S.-Philippine relationship as #FriendsPartnersAllies,” the Embassy said in a tweet.Read More →

Multiple video posts to demonstrate skills and celebrate Thai Language Day The Australian Embassy was one of many to celebrate Thai Language Day. (Australian Embassy Facebook) Diplomats and officials from foreign embassies in Bangkok used the video to show off their Thai language skills to celebrate National Thai Language DayRead More →

“Portuguese Ambassador to Moscow [Madalena Fischer] He was summoned this morning to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation after being informed of the expulsion of 5 embassy staff members who were to leave Russia within 14 days,” the Palácio das Necessities. “The Portuguese government rejectsRead More →

US Embassy staff in Nepal assaulted while preventing re-abduction to India of eight-year-old American girl who reached Nepal safely (Washington, DC) – After five years of orders from the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois demanding the return of abducted American child Meher Goel to his father and sole legalRead More →

A man cycles past a residential building, which was heavily damaged during the Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine on April 18.ALEXANDRE ERMOCHENKO/Reuters Michael Bociurkiw is a senior researcher at the Atlantic Council and former spokesperson for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. TheRead More →

BELGRADE (Reuters) – Croatia on Monday asked 24 Russian embassy staff to leave following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and “brutal aggression”, the foreign ministry said in a statement. communicated, following similar measures taken by other EU countries. The 24 included 18 diplomats, he added. The ministry said the Russian ambassadorRead More →

The Ukrainian military launched a counteroffensive near the Russian-held eastern town of Izyum, as kyiv said Kremlin forces were withdrawing from areas near Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, in what appears to be the latest setback in Moscow’s military offensive. The Ukrainian General Staff said on May 14 that Russian forcesRead More →

Calling the trauma of Ukrainian refugees ‘Afghanistan part 2’, British diplomats on Tuesday derided the UK’s immigration policies and the long and cumbersome visa process for Ukrainians fleeing wartime atrocities that Russian forces have inflicted in their country of origin. Staff at the British Embassy in Kyiv have been blatantlyRead More →

(February 27, 2022 / JNS) Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announcement on Saturday that he had instructed Ambassador-designate to Poland Yacov Livne to leave for Warsaw earlier than planned. “I made the decision…in order to improve assistance to Israeli citizens crossing the Ukraine-Poland borderRead More →

Amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announcement on Saturday that he had instructed Ambassador-designate to Poland Yacov Livne to leave for Warsaw earlier than planned. “I made the decision…in order to improve assistance to Israeli citizens crossing the Ukraine-Poland border and in view of theRead More →

Analysts hail efforts of Pakistani embassy staff to safely evacuate Pakistanis from Ukraine Najam-us-Saqib (former ambassador): There are about three thousand Pakistani students enrolled in different universities across Ukraine. The recent escalation of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia has deteriorated the situation of public order in the Slavic nation.Read More →

Russia’s announcement that the eastern Ukrainian regions of Donetsk and Luhansk were considered by Vladimir Putin as independent states has no validity under international law, said Marise Payne. The Russian president used a live televised broadcast of an extraordinary meeting of the National Security Council to reveal that his administrationRead More →

Secretary of State Antoine BlinkenAntony BlinkenUS moves Ukrainian embassy staff to Poland Putin escalates tension with moves in eastern Ukraine announced on Monday that the State Department would transfer its embassy operations to Poland from Ukraine in connection with a possible invasion by Russia. “For security reasons, State Department personnelRead More →

Kyodo News Beijing, China ● Tue 15 February 2022 2022-02-15 11:35 6 22dc95a23fb944820adae5904f27fdcd 2 Europe China, Ukraine, United States, embassy, ​​evacuation Free China said on Monday it was not considering ordering the evacuation of its embassy staff and citizens in Ukraine, despite growing tensions over a possible Russian invasion followingRead More →

Australia has ordered staff out of its embassy in the Ukrainian capital and suspended operations as the security situation at the Russian border deteriorates. Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Sunday that operations would move from Kyiv to Lviv, near the country’s border with Poland. “We continue to advise AustraliansRead More →

Amid growing tensions between Russia and Ukraine, with Moscow deploying huge military forces along its eastern border, Japan decided to evacuate almost all of its embassy staff from Ukraine. The Japanese government took this decision following the growing tension between Kyiv and Moscow, calling it a threat to people residingRead More →

The Romanian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday February 12 that it had raised the alert level for Ukraine and withdrawn non-essential diplomatic personnel “in the context of the latest security developments in the vicinity of Ukraine. and the Black Sea region,” Digi24 reported. Romanian citizens are strongly advised against travelingRead More →

These measures are signs of growing concerns among US officials about the safety of Americans in Ukraine. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered members of the Florida National Guard out of Ukraine, repositioning them “elsewhere in Europe,” according to Pentagon press secretary John Kirby. The 160 soldiers have been inRead More →

MOSCOW, February 10. /TASS/. Russia will likely advise non-essential staff at its diplomatic missions in Ukraine to leave the country amid actions by Anglo-Saxon colleagues, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference on Thursday after of talks with UK Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs LizRead More →

A former member of staff at the Australian Embassy in Bangkok has been charged by Thai police after spy cameras were discovered in a women’s toilet inside the secure government building. Key points: Royal Thai Police arrested a former embassy staff member last month The cameras were uncovered after anRead More →

Growing concern over tensions between Russia and Ukraine has prompted many countries to order their foreign service representatives to evacuate the region. Russian President Vladimir Putin insists he has no intention of invading the former Soviet state, according to a report by Reuters. However, the growing military presence in BelarusRead More →

Canada is withdrawing non-essential staff from the Canadian Embassy in Ukraine as concerns continue to grow over the threat of a Russian incursion. In a statement on Sunday, Global Affairs Canada said it was temporarily withdrawing non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependents from the embassy in Kyiv. Read more:Read More →

On January 24, the U.S. Department of State authorized the voluntary departure (“authorized departure”) of U.S. government employees and ordered the departure of family members (“orderly departure”) of U.S. government employees to the United States Embassy in Kyiv, effective immediately. A respective statement was published on the website of theRead More →

Russia has dismissed a report that Moscow withdrew diplomatic personnel from missions in Ukraine ahead of international talks on Ukraine’s reinforcement of Russian troops, amid growing concerns over President Vladimir Putin’s intentions towards his neighbour. Quoting an unnamed senior Ukrainian security official, The New York Times (NYT) reported that onRead More →