Russian President Vladimir Putin Warned on Saturday That Any Country Contemplating a No-Fly Zone Over Ukraine Would Be Met With an Immediate Declaration of War by Moscow, Adding Fuel to the Fire in the Escalating Rhetoric Between Moscow and Washington

HNewsWire- The State Department upgraded its travel warning for Americans in Russia on Saturday, advising them to leave “immediately.” It comes after the embassy informed them on Wednesday that they should “consider” leaving the country. The following are the first lines of the State Department’s new travel warning, which was issued on the same day that American WNBA and former Olympic star Brittney Griner was arrested at Sherematyevo International Airport south of Moscow [emphasis in original travel warning]: Do not travel to Russia because of the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine, the possibility of harassment by Russian government security officials against U.S. citizens, the Embassy’s limited ability to assist U.S. citizens in Russia, COVID-19 and related entry restrictions, terrorism, limited flights into and out of Russia, and the arbitrary enforcement of local law. Citizens of…

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