China News Service, February 22. According to a CNN report, on the 22nd local time, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said that due to the increased risk of the situation in eastern Ukraine, the country has temporarily closed its interests in the western Ukrainian city. Wolf's embassy business.

A Ukrainian border guard checks a car at the Ukraine-Belarus State border checkpoint on February 21, 2022.

  Payne also said the Australian government had instructed its officials to leave Ukraine and urged all Australians to leave "immediately".

She added that Australian officials had been deployed to eastern Poland and Romania to assist the country's citizens leaving Ukraine.

  It was previously reported that Australia on February 13 temporarily suspended its embassy operations in the Ukrainian capital Kiev and moved it to a temporary office in Lviv.

  U.S. Secretary of State Blinken said on the 21st local time that all U.S. diplomats stationed in Ukraine were transferred to Poland out of concerns about the security of the situation in eastern Ukraine.

In a statement, Blinken said U.S. State Department personnel in Lviv, Ukraine, would spend the night in Poland.

  Since the 17th of this month, the situation in the eastern part of Uzbekistan has deteriorated. The Uzbek government army and the civilian armed forces have accused each other of launching shelling on the contact line.

On the evening of the 21st, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed an order recognizing the "Donetsk People's Republic" and "Luhansk People's Republic" in eastern Ukraine.