US Embassy Reopens in Kyiv, Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues and the United States has reopened it’s Embassy in Kyiv. Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced yesterday that the Embassy was reopened after closing three months ago ahead of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Blinken noted that the administration has been working to reopen the Embassy since it’s closure. Ahead of the invasion, the U.S. and many other countries moved it’s diplomats and evacuated Embassies and consulates from Kyiv to Lviv, the State Department moved it’s diplomats to Poland and suspended services in Lviv. Late last month, Blinken announced that the United States would return diplomats to Ukraine and they began making day trips into Lviv. Blinken did not specify how many diplomats will be operating out of the Embassy but noted there are additional safety measures in place to keep the returning diplomats safe.