On February 12, the United States and her allies asked citizens to leave Ukraine at once, amid a possible Russia attack. This lead to the vacation of the US embassy Kiev, Ukraine. However, it has been the embassy has been reopened with the US flag hosted high.
Here’s the statement by US Department of State, Antony Blinken.
We lowered our flag over the US Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, three months ago, just days before Russian forces poured across the border to carry out President Putin’s unprovoked, unjustified war of choice. When we suspended operations at the embassy, we made it clear that, while we would relocate US embassy personnel for their safety and security, we would continue to engage with and support the Ukrainian people, government, and civil society, as well as our allies and partners. We reaffirmed our support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, pledged to continue our assistance, and began planning our return to Kyiv.
Now, that day has come. Today we are officially resuming operations at the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The Ukrainian people, with our security assistance, have defended their homeland in the face of Russia’s unconscionable invasion, and, as a result, the Stars and Stripes are flying over the Embassy once again. We stand proudly with, and continue to support, the government and people of Ukraine as they defend their country from the Kremlin’s brutal war of aggression.
As we take this momentous step, we have put forward additional measures to increase the safety of our colleagues who are returning to Kyiv and have enhanced our security measures and protocols.
We are committed to confronting the challenges ahead. The war rages on. Russia’s forces inflict death and destruction on Ukrainian soil every day. Millions of Ukrainians are displaced from their homes and mourn the loss of their loved ones. With strength of purpose, we reaffirm our commitment to the people and government of Ukraine, and we look forward to carrying out our mission from the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv.