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 →

Photo credit: MAE Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and Ukrainian First Deputy Foreign Minister Emine Dzhaparova meet in Jerusalem on February 13, 2022 The flurry of meetings between senior Ukrainian officials and those from the US, Israel and elsewhere continued on Sunday, with Kyiv asking for more military and financialRead 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The Romanian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday February 12 that it had raised the alert level for Ukraine and withdrawn non-essential diplomatic personnel “in the context of the latest security developments in the vicinity of Ukraine.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 →

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 →

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 →

The foreign ministry defended staff at its embassy in Kabul after documents identifying Afghan workers and job seekers were left behind. The select foreign affairs committee is set to open an investigation after a Times reporter on Tuesday found newspapers containing the contact details of seven Afghans, during a tourRead More →

Moscow ready to issue visas to new US embassy staff, senior Russian diplomat noted Thursday, after the Russian Ambassador to Washington denounced the strict visa issuance procedures for Russian employees. Alexander Bikantov, deputy foreign ministry spokesman, said Russia was “open to dialogue” despite what he described as Washington’s “non-constructive approach”.Read More →

In a statement announcing the decision on Thursday, the Belarusian foreign ministry said it was reducing the number of “diplomatic and administrative-technical” staff at the embassy, ​​without specifying the number of staff who will be affected. The ministry’s press secretary Anatoly Glaz said that in addition to the reduction inRead More →