We may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. If the situation in Ukraine worsens, the German Federal Foreign Office is working on plans to evacuate its embassy employees, according to Bild. According to a US government source, the US is one step ahead of Germany, with non-essential staff at its embassy begging evacuations as early as next week.
The intelligence service Dragonfly said Russian President Vladimir Putin could launch a devastating missile and artillery attack on Ukraine at little to no notice. It added that an invasion doesn't look imminent at this time, but could be spring with little warning. Lucas Tomlinson, a reporter for Fox News, said on Saturday that relatives of US embassy workers in Ukraine will start leaving the country next week. He wrote that the State Department orders families of US embassy personnel in Ukraine to be ordered to evacuate the country as soon as possible, according to US officials. This is not a good sign, said Scott Anderson, a former legal adviser for the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. He said that people should be cautious before drawing grand conclusions from the little information that is currently available. The basic logic here is to do whatever you can to reduce the number of people you will have to evacuate if hostilities start in earnest. If something was clearly imminent, they probably wouldn't wait until Monday or limit themselves to family members. According to Western reports, around 100,000 Russian troops have amassed at the Ukraine border in the past few weeks. At the diplomatic talks earlier this month, Russia said it had no plans, no intentions to invade Ukraine. The US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said: We will not allow anyone to slam closed Nato's open-door policy, and that it doubled down on its demand that Ukraine does not ally with NATO. Royal Family LIVE: Harry faces 'final nail in coffin after Megxit LIVE Liz Truss signs another trade agreement for UK REPORT BBC on final death knell, as Marr calls for END of licence fee REVEAL Reports suggest Russia may have been delayed due to weather conditions at Ukraine's border. The ground isn't freezing over because of a warmer than usual winter, according to US government officials. President Joe Biden enlists a team of meteorologists who will keep an eye on the likely weather in Ukraine over the coming weeks.