The United States has urged its Ukrainian citizens to leave the war-torn country immediately, fearing an increase in Russian attacks.
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv issued a security alert on Tuesday stating that “the State Department has information that Russia is stepping up efforts to launch strikes against civilian infrastructure and government installations in the Ukraine in the coming days,” reports the dpa news agency.
Ukraine celebrates the 31st anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, exactly six months after the start of the war.
President Volodymyr Zelensky has warned that Russia could mark the occasion with an increase in attacks.
The warning itself is not new.
A month before the start of the war, on January 24, American citizens were ordered to leave the country.
In July, the United States issued a new warning of heavy missile attacks.
The State Department has also had a travel warning for Ukraine in place since February.
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