(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. told its citizens to consider leaving Ukraine now given the continuing tensions with Russia and the “unpredictable” security situation in the Eastern European nation. 

“The security situation in Ukraine continues to be unpredictable due to the increased threat of Russian military action and can deteriorate with little notice,” the U.S. embassy in Kyiv said in a statement on its website. “The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens in Ukraine to consider departing now using commercial or other privately available transportation options.”

The U.S. has previously advised Americans to consider departing Ukraine, and over the weekend ordered the families of U.S. diplomats to depart. U.S. employees at the embassy in Kyiv were put under “voluntary departure” orders, meaning they can return to the U.S. if they’d like.  

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