The US State Department recommends that Americans leave Russia
The US Embassy in Russia has severe restrictions on its ability to help its citizens.
Due to the unjustified attack of the Russian military on Ukraine, the possibility of persecution of US citizens by Russian government security officials, the limited ability of the embassy to provide assistance to US citizens in Russia, Americans should leave the territory of the Russian Federation, the US State Department noted.
Terrorism, limited flights to and from Russia, as well as arbitrary enforcement of local laws were also a number of warnings about the dangers of staying in the Russian Federation.
“US citizens must leave Russia immediately,” the ministry said.
Officials also noted that limited commercial flight options are still available.
Ground routes by car and bus remain open.
“If you want to leave Russia, you should prepare yourself as soon as possible. If you plan to stay in Russia, be aware that the US Embassy has severe restrictions on its ability to assist US citizens, and conditions, including transportation options, may suddenly change. US citizens who may be traveling from Russia to another country and need emergency assistance upon arrival may contact the US embassy or consulate in that country.
Americans in Russia have been warned that some credit and debit cards may be rejected as a result of sanctions imposed on Russian banks. There are also reports of a shortage of cash in Russia. US citizens should create an alternative plan to access money and finance if they stay in Russia.
“Due to further Russian intrusion into Ukraine, more airlines are canceling flights to and from Russia. In addition, airspace around southern Russia is restricted, and a number of airports in the area are closed. US citizens located in areas of the Russian Federation that directly border Ukraine , or plan to travel there, should be aware that the situation at the border is dangerous and unpredictable,” the department added in its instruction.
In addition, there is a potential for persecution of foreigners throughout Russia, including through rules directed specifically against foreigners. Given the ongoing armed conflict and the potentially significant impact on international travel, US citizens should leave Russia immediately due to the limited commercial opportunities that are still available.
The ability of the U.S. government to provide routine or emergency services to U.S. citizens in Russia is significantly limited, especially in areas remote from the U.S. Embassy in Moscow due to Russian government restrictions on travel, the number of U.S. personnel, and the ongoing suspension of operations, including consular services at U.S. consulates . in the department.
How did the war between Russia and Ukraine begin:
Losses of Russians fighting against Ukraine:
According to the tentative data of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, from the morning of February 24 to the morning of March 5, the troops of the invading country of Russia suffered the following losses: