Secretary of State Antony Blinken noted that “additional measures have been put forward to improve the safety of employees who return to Kyiv, as well as security measures and protocols have been strengthened.”
The U.S. authorities on Wednesday, after a three-month break, resumed the work of their embassy in Kiev, took additional measures to ensure the safety of employees of their diplomatic mission. This is reported in a written statement by U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
“Today we are officially resuming the work of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv,” Blinken said, noting that the American flag was again raised over the diplomatic mission building. “By taking this important step, we have put forward additional measures to improve the safety of our colleagues who are returning to Kyiv, and have also strengthened our security measures and protocols,” he added.
“We are determined to face the challenges that lie ahead. <…> We reaffirm our commitment to the people and government of Ukraine,” the U.S. Secretary of State stressed.
In February, the United States temporarily moved the embassy from Kyiv to Lviv. Later, the Department of State reported that the main part of the country’s diplomatic corps in Ukraine works on the territory of Poland. The Charge d’affaires of the United States in Ukraine, Kristina Kvien, announced on May 2 that the Washington embassy had returned from Poland to Lviv.