Americans Must leave Russia Immediately, Embassy Warns, Or Face Conscription

By 2 months ago

The American Embassy in Moscow issued an unusual warning on Tuesday, urging all US citizens still in the country to flee immediately in the wake of Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization decree from last week. The urgent message is essentially get out while you still can as the war in Ukraine ratchets up further, even increasingly accompanied by nuclear rhetoric.

The embassy's concern is that Moscow might not recognize that dual citizens should be exempt from military service. "Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service," the embassy statement warned.

The American Embassy in Moscow issued an unusual warning on Tuesday, urging all US citizens still in the country to flee immediately in the wake of Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization decree from last week. The urgent message is essentially get out while you still can as the war in Ukraine ratchets up further, even increasingly accompanied by nuclear rhetoric.

The embassy's concern is that Moscow might not recognize that dual citizens should be exempt from military service. "Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service," the embassy statement warned.

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