US Embassy in Moscow tells remaining Americans to leave to avoid RECRUITMENT

The US embassy in Moscow tells the remaining Americans to leave to avoid being RECRUITTED into Putin’s army as the Russians desperately try to flee.

  • Diplomatic staff said Russia cannot “recognize dual citizenship”
  • He added that this could lead to being drafted into Putin’s mobilized army.
  • The US added that they can offer little assistance and warned that outbound flights are limited.
  • Embassy urged Americans to try car travel or ‘land routes’ to flee
  • Putin announced last week that he would mobilize 300,000 men of military age

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The US embassy in Moscow has told all remaining Americans to leave immediately to avoid being recruited by Vladimir Putin’s mobilized army.

“Russia may refuse to recognize the US citizenship of dual nationals, deny them access to US consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and recruit dual nationals for military service,” the embassy warned in a statement. .

The embassy also warned that getting out of Russia has become increasingly difficult with flights packed and Putin’s troops closing borders.

“Those residing or traveling in Russia should leave Russia immediately while limited business travel options remain,” the warning continued.

Putin announced last week that he would mobilize 300,000 men of military age to fight Ukraine, causing chaos at recruitment centers, airports and borders.

The Russians have been frantically trying to book flights with individual tickets to destinations like Dubai that are over $10,000.

“Commercial flight options are currently extremely limited and are often not available at short notice,” the statement continued.

‘Land routes by car and bus are still open. If you want to leave Russia, you must make independent arrangements as soon as possible.

The US Embassy in Moscow has told all remaining Americans to leave immediately to avoid being drafted into Vladimir Putin's mobilized army.  Reservists recruited during partial mobilization line up outside a recruiting office in the Siberian city of Tara.

The US Embassy in Moscow has told all remaining Americans to leave immediately to avoid being drafted into Vladimir Putin’s mobilized army. Reservists recruited during partial mobilization line up outside a recruiting office in the Siberian city of Tara.

“They should make arrangements as soon as possible”: US embassy in Moscow warns Americans

On September 21, the Russian government began a mobilization of its citizens into the armed forces in support of its invasion of Ukraine.

Russia can refuse to recognize the US citizenship of dual nationals, deny them access to US consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and recruit dual nationals for military service.

Commercial flight options are currently extremely limited and are often not available at short notice. Land routes by car and bus remain open. If you want to leave Russia, you must make independent arrangements as soon as possible.

The US Embassy is severely limited in its ability to assist US citizens, and conditions, including transportation options, can suddenly become even more limited.

US citizens should not travel to Russia and those residing or traveling in Russia should depart Russia immediately while limited business travel options remain.

The Department of State provides information on business travel on the Information for US Citizens in Russia: Travel Options Outside of Russia page on travel.state.gov.

This site also provides information on requirements for entering neighboring countries, procedures for traveling with expired US passports in some circumstances, and visa requirements for families with US and Russian citizen relatives.

We remind US citizens that the right to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are not guaranteed in Russia.

Avoid all political or social protests and do not photograph security personnel at these events.

Russian authorities have arrested US citizens who have participated in demonstrations.

“The US Embassy is severely limited in its ability to assist US citizens, and conditions, including transportation options, can suddenly become even more limited.

The embassy also warned any US citizen considering protesting that “peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are not guaranteed.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday that the White House would offer political asylum to men fleeing Russia following Putin’s mobilization.

But he did not mention a specific program designed for Russians, whose homeland is facing a series of US and Western sanctions imposed in response to Russia’s brutal invasion of Ukraine in February.

“We’re seeing protests in the streets of Russia, we’re seeing people signing petitions, and I think the message that’s being sent to us very clearly is that this war that Putin started… is unpopular,” he said. “There are people in Russia who don’t want to fight in Putin’s war or die for it.”

She spoke after numerous Russian videos emerged of attacks on military recruitment centers, with new recruits being told they would be sent to the front lines, where US and British officials have estimated that tens of thousands of Russian military forces have been killed or killed. injured.

There have even been reports of online searches for questions like how to break your arm at home in Russia, in what has been interpreted as a way to avoid military service.

“We believe that regardless of their nationality, they can apply for asylum in the United States and have their application resolved on a case-by-case basis,” Jean-Pierre said. “We welcome anyone seeking asylum, and they should.”

‘There is one person who can stop this war, and that is President Putin. He is the one who started this brutal and unprovoked war, and it is because… it is up to him to stop it,” he said.

Putin announced last week that he would mobilize 300,000 men of military age to fight Ukraine, causing chaos at recruitment centers, airports and borders.

Putin announced last week that he would mobilize 300,000 men of military age to fight Ukraine, causing chaos at recruitment centers, airports and borders.

“We welcome anyone seeking asylum,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Tuesday when asked about Russians fleeing the country amid Vladimir’s partial mobilization order. Putin.

A Russian recruit and his wife kiss and hug outside a military recruiting center in Volgograd, Russia.

A Russian recruit and his wife kiss and hug outside a military recruiting center in Volgograd, Russia.

A Russian recruit and his wife kiss and hug outside a military recruiting center in Volgograd, Russia.

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