State Department: All Americans leave Ukraine NOW

Things aren’t looking good in eastern Europe. Please pray for our countrymen in Ukraine right now.

National Security advisor Jake Sullivan announced:

“Any American in Ukraine should leave as soon as possible and, in any event, in the next 24 to 48 hours. We obviously cannot predict the future. We don’t know exactly what is going to happen, but the risk is now high enough and the threat is now immediate enough that this is what prudence demands,” he said. “If you stay, you are assuming risk with no guarantee that there will be any other opportunity to leave, and there’s no prospect of a U.S. military evacuation action in the event of a Russian invasion.”

How did things come to this pass? Under President Trump Russia backed down when threatening Ukraine. The difference now?

In one word: weakness.