The United States issued a warning for its citizens to leave Russia immediately due to the war in Ukraine and the risk of arrest or harassment by Russian law enforcement agencies.
“U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Russia should depart immediately,” the U.S. embassy in Moscow said. “Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detentions.”
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“Do not travel to Russia,” it added.
“Russian security services have arrested U.S. citizens on baseless charges, singled out U.S. citizens in Russia for detention and harassment, denied them fair and transparent treatment, and convicted them in secret trials or without presenting credible evidence,” the embassy said.
“Russian authorities arbitrarily enforce local laws against U.S. citizen religious workers and have opened questionable criminal investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity.”
It is not the first time U.S. citizens had been asked to leave Russia. The last such public warning was in September after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilization.
“They (warnings) have been voiced by the State Department many times in the last period, so this is not a new thing,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told media.
Remember that the US government has issued a warning advising individuals to leave Russia as soon as possible due to the Russia-Ukrain war. It’s possible that there is a perceived threat to the safety or security of Americans in Russia. due to which the US issued orders to its citizen to leave Russia.
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