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US and UK withdraw families from Ukraine embassies but EU to stay put

State department says dependants of staffers must leave the country amid growing tensions over Russia’s military buildup

The US and UK are withdrawing diplomats’ families from Ukraine, but the EU has said dependants will stay put for now, amid heightened fears of a Russian invasion.

The state department told the dependants of staffers at the US embassy in Kyiv that they must leave the country. It also said that non-essential embassy staff could leave Ukraine at government expense.

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