As we reported on Friday evening, the White House hinted in the press briefing that they were “weighing” a plan to evacuate the families of Americans working at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, as Russian troops converge on the border.
We shared that Bloomberg reported:
Under the plan, family members would be ordered to return home while non-essential employees would be able to leave voluntarily. An announcement may come within days, according to the people, who asked not to be identified before a decision is reached. [….]
The U.S. employs about 180 American citizens and 560 Ukrainians at its embassy in Kyiv, according to the embassy website. That doesn’t include family members, so the number of U.S. citizens living in embassy housing is probably much higher.
Now, Fox News is reporting that it’s happening “as soon as Monday”:
BREAKING: State Department orders families of U.S. embassy personnel in Ukraine to begin evacuating the country as soon as Monday: U.S. officials
— Lucas Tomlinson (@LucasFoxNews) January 22, 2022
As this is a breaking story, RedState will bring you further updates as details become available.