US embassy: Americans in Russia should consider leaving “immediately”

The US Embassy in Russia has warned US nationals that they should consider leaving “immediately” due to the rising number of airlines that are canceling flights in and out of the country and closing their airspace to Russian airlines.

The embassy disclosed this on Sunday, as a result of the current unrest in Ukraine.

According to the embassy, “an increasing number of airlines are cancelling flights into and out of Russia, and numerous countries have closed their airspace to Russian airlines.

U.S. citizens should consider departing Russia immediately via commercial options still available,” the embassy said in an advisory Sunday.

The statement added, “the US Embassy reminds US citizens that the Department of State’s Travel Advisory level for Russia is at ‘Level 4: Do Not Travel”.

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