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It is reported on May 18 that U.S. Embassy Reopens in Ukraine’s Capital Kiev. The U.S. flag flew over the U.S. Embassy in Kiev again on Wednesday, three months since Russia invaded Ukraine.

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said diplomats will again work outside the embassy, but he did not say how many diplomats will return from the United States, including acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Christina Kvien, who visited the embassy last week for the first time since it was closed.

Blinken said in a statement, that “The Stars and Stripes are once again flying over the U.S. Embassy in Kiev today as we officially resume operations and the people of Ukraine, with our security assistance, defend their homeland in the face of Russia’s unjustified invasion. We proudly stand with the government and people of Ukraine and continue to support them in defending their country against the Kremlin’s brutal war of aggression.”

In February, days before the Russian invasion, the United States pulled most of its diplomats out of the Ukrainian capital and placed them in an embassy in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. As the Russian threat grew, the diplomats and ambassadors were relocated to Poland. Although the evacuation was ordered to ensure the safety of the diplomats, the diplomats are still focused on helping Ukraine, Blinken said.

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Last month Russian troops withdrew from the Kiev region and concentrated their efforts in eastern Ukraine instead.  Then, several European countries, including the United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Italy and Denmark, reopened their embassies after Ukrainian President Zelensky urged the United States to follow suit and reopen its embassies, which prompted Blinken to visit the country.

After the visit, Blinken announced that U.S. diplomats will return to Ukraine.

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Blinken said additional security protocols and measures have been introduced to ensure the safety of the diplomats as the war in Ukraine continues, but now the new security protocol is not clear what it entails yet.

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