Amid growing tensions between the United States and Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the Russian military has ordered units in neighboring Ukraine to begin training.

Our government has also raised travel warnings in some regions of Ukraine and advised Koreans to leave the country.

This is reporter Jang Hoon-kyung.

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] Late last night (25th), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it had raised the travel advisory for 12 Ukrainian states to Level 3, a departure advisory.

If you add up to the 3 regions where the 3rd level has already been issued, 15 out of 25 Ukraine provinces have become the 3rd level.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged the citizens of the area to leave the country as soon as possible to a safe area.

In a joint press conference, the leaders of France and Germany warned that Russia must take explicit steps to ease tensions.

[Macron/President of France: (France and Germany are preparing a joint response) If a Russian attack is carried out, the cost will be very high.]

US President Joe Biden also said that if Russia invades Ukraine, Vladimir Putin Russia He warned that he could directly sanction the president.

Some of the 8,500 U.S. troops that they said could be deployed in Eastern Europe could move in the not-too-distant future, he said.

[Jen Saki/White House Spokesperson: We're going to send US troops through NATO to bolster the support of countries on the eastern flank.

That is why NATO exists.]

On the premise that direct gas pipelines between Germany and Russia could be shut down, we have also started discussing measures to supply energy to Europe.

Ukraine's foreign minister said no concessions were made as China and Russia began joint exercises in the western Arabian Sea, further escalating the geopolitical crisis surrounding Ukraine.