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US Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to avoid crowds, citing "threats of attacks" in major urban areas

US Embassy in Moscow urges Americans to avoid crowds, citing “threats of attacks” in major urban areas

The US Embassy in Moscow on Sunday export Security warning about potential threats to Americans in Moscow and St. Petersburg.

News leadership: “According to media sources, there have been threats of attacks against shopping malls, railway and metro stations and other public gathering places in major urban areas, including Moscow and Saint Petersburg, as well as in areas of heightened tension along Russia’s border with Ukraine,” the alert read.

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  • The embassy notice encouraged Americans to “avoid crowds,” “review your personal security plans,” “carry appropriate identification, including a U.S. passport with a valid Russian visa,” and “evacuate plans that do not depend on U.S. government assistance,” among other suggestions. .

playing condition: after tense weekFrom contradictory and conflicting accounts of whether Vladimir Putin decided to invade Ukraine, President Biden convened a National Security Council meeting on Sunday and will speak with French President Emmanuel Macron later today.

  • Macron and Putin spoke by phone earlier on Sunday, and agreed on the “need to prioritize a diplomatic solution to the current crisis,” according to statment From the Elysee Palace.

  • Macron too wire On Sunday with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Editor’s note: This story is evolving and has been updated with additional information.

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