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(CNN wrote:)The US Embassy in Kyiv has requested that the State Department authorize the departure of all nonessential staff and their families, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

A State Department spokesperson said they have "nothing to announce at this time," adding, "We conduct rigorous contingency planning, as we always do, in the event the security situation deteriorates." A spokesperson for the embassy declined to confirm and referred CNN to the State Department in Washington.
...US officials still don't know what Russian President Vladimir Putin's plans are or whether he has even decided to invade. But some officials who have seen the intelligence say there is evidence that Russia is planning to try to take Kyiv and overthrow the government, as CNN has previously reported...
Scamp wrote:
An unarmed overthrow of the government?

Since then we've learned there were some guns hidden, and explosives, if they got control of the building.

In any case, there is no question about intent...

"Stop the steal" was an attempt to kill democracy and keep Trump in power. That fits the definition of overthrow.

You are absolutely correct Rancid. You cannot be a supporter of January 6 and a supporter of the U.S. Constitution at the same time. January 6 was against the principles of the Constitution and the Constitution itself. Trump is a criminal too that should be facing criminal charges for his role in inciting January 6 and attacking the Constitution and the principles of freedom and democracy it stands for. Those who attacked the capital on January 6 sought to install Trump as a dictator and to overthrow a freely elected government that was elected in a completely fair election and chose to attack the rule of law.

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