Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday (Feb 12) urged it national to leave Ukraine.

Australian citizens in Ukraine should leave the country as soon as possible as the situation there is increasingly dangerous, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Saturday (Feb 12). New Zealand’s foreign ministry also urged on Saturday all New Zealanders in Ukraine to leave immediately in response to heightened tensions between Russia and Ukraine. Aotearoa New Zealand does not have diplomatic representation in Ukraine and the government’s ability to provide consular assistance to New Zealanders in Ukraine is therefore very limited, the foreign ministry said in a statement.”The security situation in Ukraine could change at short notice and New Zealanders should … Continue reading Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Saturday (Feb 12) urged it national to leave Ukraine.

Taiwan is closely watching the situation in the narrow strait that separates it from China .

Taiwan is closely watching the situation in the narrow strait that separates it from China and raising its preparedness in response to what is happening with Ukraine, the government said on Saturday (Feb 12), though it added that the two cases were very different. China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, has stepped up military activity near the self-governing island over the past two years, though Taiwan has reported no unusual manoeuvres by Chinese forces in recent days as tensions over Ukraine have spiked. As Western nations warn that a war in Ukraine could ignite at any moment, Taiwan’s … Continue reading Taiwan is closely watching the situation in the narrow strait that separates it from China .

United States ordered some embassy staff to leave Ukraine on Saturday (Feb 12).

The United States ordered some embassy staff to leave Ukraine on Saturday (Feb 12) due to a Russian military buildup, while two sources said Washington was also withdrawing its staff at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe from Ukraine. Tensions have been mounting for weeks during a Russian military buildup near its ex-Soviet neighbour that has fuelled fears that Russia could attack and on Friday Washington said an invasion could happen anytime. Russia denies such plans. Today, the State Dept  ordered non-emergency US employees at the Embassy to depart due to continued reports of a Russian military build-up on … Continue reading United States ordered some embassy staff to leave Ukraine on Saturday (Feb 12).

British nationals who choose to stay in Ukraine should not expect a military evacuation.

British nationals who choose to stay in Ukraine should not expect a military evacuation if conflict with Russia breaks out, junior defence minister James Heappey told Sky News on Saturday (Feb 12). “British nationals should leave Ukraine immediately by any means possible and they should not expect, as they saw in the summer with Afghanistan, that there would be any possibility of a military evacuation,” he said. On Friday the UK government advised British nationals to leave Ukraine while commercial means were still available and advised against all further travel to the country. Britain is, however, maintaining a diplomatic presence … Continue reading British nationals who choose to stay in Ukraine should not expect a military evacuation.

Canada was bracing for more protests against the government’s pandemic measures on Saturday.

Ontario: Canada was bracing for more protests against the government’s pandemic measures on Saturday, with the focus on the vital US-Canada bridge that remained be blocked by demonstrators defying a court order and emergency measures and disrupting the North American auto industry. The “Freedom Convoy protests, started in the national capital Ottawa by Canadian truckers opposing a vaccinate-or quarantine mandate for cross-border drivers, entered its 16th day on Saturday (Feb 12). Protests have spread to three border points, including the Ambassador Bridge, North America’s busiest land border crossing, where dozens of vehicles have crowded since Monday, choking the supply chain … Continue reading Canada was bracing for more protests against the government’s pandemic measures on Saturday.