China monitors situation in Ukraine, embassy in Kyiv is operating normally: Foreign Ministry
BEIJING, February 14. /TASS/. Beijing is closely monitoring developments in Ukraine and the Chinese diplomatic mission there is working normally, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said Monday.
“We are closely monitoring the situation in Ukraine, our embassy and consulates are operating normally,” he told a briefing, responding to a question from TASS about whether the Chinese foreign policy mission would evacuate its diplomats. inspired by the United States.
According to the spokesperson, the Foreign Ministry maintains close contact with the Chinese Embassy in Kyiv. Wang Wenbin also promised that, if necessary, Beijing would provide its citizens with all necessary assistance.
Earlier, the Chinese diplomatic mission in Kyiv issued a statement advising Chinese living in Ukraine to monitor developments in the country.
U.S. authorities will take steps to ensure that all U.S. employees who are in Kyiv leave the city within 48 hours, CBS News reported Sunday. The broadcaster did not specify which employees it was. On the same day, the Ukrainian news site European Truth reported that American diplomats, including the American charge d’affaires in Ukraine Christina Queen, were moving from Kyiv to Lvov.