On 23 August 2022, the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv issued a Security Alert regarding an increased threat of Russian military strikes targeting civilian infrastructure in Ukraine, which reads in part as follows. “The Department of State has information that Russia is stepping up efforts to launch strikes against Ukraine’s civilian infrastructure and government facilities in the coming days. Russian strikes in Ukraine pose a continued threat to civilians and civilian infrastructure. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to depart Ukraine now using privately available ground transportation options if it is safe to do so.”