Rome, August 23. (Askanews) – The US Embassy in Kyiv urged US citizens to leave Ukraine, citing State Department information that there is an increased risk of civilians being involved in horrific Russian attacks in the next few days. The security alert was issued to US citizens at night between Monday and Tuesday, but these days US and Ukrainian officials have expressed their concern before August 24: Tomorrow is Ukrainian Independence Day and will also fall exactly six months from the start. Russian invasion. “The State Department has information that Russia is intensifying its efforts to launch attacks on Ukrainian civilian infrastructure and government facilities in the coming days,” the US embassy said in a statement. “The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to leave Ukraine now, using privately available ground transportation options, if it is safe to do so.” According to the adviser to the Ukrainian President Alex Rodnyansky, many Kyiv residents are leaving Ukraine. The city just worried about what might happen tomorrow. Fearing the “August 24 effect”, security was reinforced in Kyiv and throughout Ukraine, in particular many regional officials who banned public meetings and demonstrations. We advise citizens “not to ignore the air sirens” that often sound as a precaution, while the press office of the Intelligence Department of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine warned tomorrow that “there is a high risk of attacks and other types of provocations, both inside and outside the country”, because “Putin’s regime is linked to Really with dates and symbols.” The atmosphere of tension increased with the murder of Daria Dugina, the daughter of the Russian ultra-nationalist thinker Alexander Dugin. The attack in which the young woman, a journalist and promoter with extremist positions on the war in Ukraine, was killed, prompted some nationalist advocates in Russia to demand an escalation of the conflict: in fact, the Russian Security Services (FSB) pointed the finger at the Dugina car explosion against the Ukrainian woman, Natalia Vovk, She allegedly served in the Azov Ukrainian Volunteer Radical Battalion. Ukrainian authorities deny the accusations against the sender and claim that the attack was organized by Russian services. The murder of Daria Dugina was the “first” of a “chain of terrorist attacks in Russian cities” to be directed by the Russian Federal Security Service. (FSB) “to mobilize public opinion” in the face of declining support for the war in Ukraine, Secretary of the Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov said today. “Support for the war is waning in Russia. The Kremlin needs general mobilization. The FSB will organize a series of terrorist attacks in Russian cities with many civilian casualties. Dugina is the first. Unlike Russia, Ukraine is not. It is at war with civilians.”, he wrote. . Even pro-Russians fear the possibility of “demonstration” attacks from the Ukrainian side, a possibility envisaged by both the leaders of the Donbass republics and the self-proclaimed Kherson region. But the region that keeps the Russian authorities on edge the most, without explicit explanation, is Crimea, whose targeted attacks in recent weeks have highlighted the flaws of Russia’s defense and above all broke the taboo of intangible situation. before February 24. Today, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky emphasized that “to defeat terrorism, it is necessary to achieve victory in the war against Russian aggression,” Zelensky said, “it is necessary to liberate Crimea. This will be a revival of world law and order.” Therefore, “we must also liberate Crimea from occupation. (Everything) began in Crimea and will end in Crimea.” He said that if Russia attacked tomorrow, it would “receive a strong response.” Meanwhile, the area around the Zaporizhzhya nuclear power plant continues to be bombed, raising fears that the plant may be under attack. The European Union, the United States and 41 other countries demanded that Russian forces withdraw from the region, while the Russians accuse the Ukrainians of endangering the security of the entire European continent with attacks that were then attributed to the Moscow army.
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