US Embassy in Moscow warns Americans to flee Russia to avoid draft

The State Department has warned Americans in Russia with dual citizenship to leave immediately so they are not forced to fight Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine.​​

The US Embassy in Moscow issued a security alert on Tuesday advising personnel of Putin’s efforts to draft Russians to fight in the seven-month-old war. ​

“​On September 21, the Russian government began a mobilization of its citizens to the armed forces in support of its invasion of Ukraine​,” the alert said. ​

“​Russia may refuse to acknowledge dual nationals’ U.S. citizenship, deny their access to U.S. consular assistance, prevent their departure from Russia, and conscript dual nationals for military service​,” it said.​