United States tells citizens: Leave Russia immediately

A news article from Yahoo reports that the United States government has issued a travel advisory for its citizens, urging them to depart the country of Burkina Faso.

The advisory comes in response to the deteriorating security situation in the country, with the U.S. State Department warning of the risk of terrorism, kidnapping, and armed conflict.

The advisory advises U.S. citizens to avoid non-essential travel to Burkina Faso and to consider departing if they are already in the country. The U.S. government has also issued a warning to its citizens to exercise increased caution when traveling to other countries in the region, due to the ongoing security threat posed by terrorism and other forms of violence.

The situation in Burkina Faso is rapidly evolving, and the U.S. government is monitoring the situation closely and updating its travel advisory as needed.

The United States has told its citizens to leave Russia immediately due to the war in Ukraine and the risk of arbitrary arrest or harassment by Russian law enforcement agencies.

“U.S. citizens residing or travelling in Russia should depart immediately,” the U.S. embassy in Moscow said. “Exercise increased caution due to the risk of wrongful detentions.”

“Do not travel to Russia,” it added.

“Russian security services have arrested U.S. citizens on spurious charges, singled out U.S. citizens in Russia for detention and harassment, denied them fair and transparent treatment, and convicted them in secret trials or without presenting credible evidence,” the embassy said.

“Russian authorities arbitrarily enforce local laws against U.S. citizen religious workers and have opened questionable criminal investigations against U.S. citizens engaged in religious activity.”

The Kremlin said it was not the first time U.S. citizens had been asked to leave Russia. The last such public warning was in September after President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial mobilisation.

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