On February 28, 2022, the State Department announced the suspension of operations at the US Embassy in Minsk, Belarus:
The U.S. Department of State has suspended operations at our Embassy in Minsk, Belarus and authorized the voluntary departure (“authorized departure”) of non-emergency employees and family members at our Embassy in Moscow, Russia. We took these steps due to security and safety issues stemming from the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine. The Department of State continually adjusts its posture at embassies and consulates throughout the world in line with its mission, the local security environment, and the health situation. We ultimately have no higher priority than the safety and security of U.S. citizens, and that includes our U.S. government personnel and their dependents serving around the world.
The embassy in Minsk has suspended operations. For U.S. citizens in Belarus who need assistance, please see this advisory for useful contact information:https://t.co/rNm0pOTb1P https://t.co/tzysWLAy8o
— U.S. Embassy Minsk (@USEmbBy) February 28, 2022
1/4 The United States of America has suspended operations of our embassy in Minsk. All American staff have departed Belarus. pic.twitter.com/Og8iynLdi6
— Julie Fisher (@USAmbBelarus) February 28, 2022
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— Robbie Gramer (@RobbieGramer) February 28, 2022