The U.S. State Department is urging U.S. citizens to leave Ukraine immediately as Russia increases its efforts to strike civilian and government facilities.

Key Points:

  • The State Department said it has information that indicates Russia may increase strikes on Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure and government facilities in the coming days.
  • U.S. citizens are advised to leave Ukraine immediately using privately available ground transportation if it is safe to do so.
  • The State Department continues to ask U.S. citizens in Ukraine to complete an online form to make it easier for U.S. officials to communicate with them directly. More information regarding what the U.S. can do to assist its citizens in a crisis overseas is available here.
  • Those who need immediate assistance can call +1 (888) 407-4747 (from the U.S.), +1 (202) 501-4444 (from overseas) or email

Additional Information: More information regarding actions U.S. citizens can take to increase their safety is available here.

BAL Analysis: The situation in Ukraine may change with little or no notice and companies with employees in the country are encouraged to follow State Department information and warnings closely.

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