Tuesday, March 28

US staff of OSCE begins pullout from Donetsk in eastern Ukraine

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DONETSK — US staff at the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) started to withdraw by car from the rebel-held city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, a Reuters witness said, amid fears of a possible Russian invasion.

The OSCE did not respond to a request for comment.

The United States and its allies have urged their citizens to leave Ukraine right away to avoid an invasion, including a possible air assault, warning an attack could occur at any time.

Russia has accused Western nations of spreading lies. (Reporting by Anton Zverev; Writing by Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing by William Mallard)