Australia evacuates embassy in Kiyv, Ukraine

Australia temporarily suspended operations at its embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, and evacuated staff, following the deteriorating security situation caused by the build-up of Russian troops on Ukraine's border, the foreign ministry said on Sunday.

"We will be moving our operations to a temporary office in Lviv," the ministry said in a statement. "We continue to advise Australians to leave Ukraine immediately by commercial means."

Lviv is a city in western Ukraine, around 70 kilometers (44 miles) from the border with Poland. 

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