«US State Department is calling US citizens here in Ukraine and telling them they should leave the country immediately. It’s not an automated message. A real person is on the line asking if people have made travel arrangements. @Kiehart just got that call here in Kyiv,» skriver journalisten Christopher Miller fra BuzzFeed News på Twitter. Meldingen om at det amerikanske UD ringer opp amerikanske borgere i Ukraina blir i kveld bekreftet av Pete Kiehart, en freelance fotograf som fortiden oppholder seg i Ukraina: «
Just got a call from a person reading from a script reiterating the directive for Americans to leave Ukraine and asking whether I’d departed yet. I told them I was staying as a journalist. “Well, be safe,” the caller responded.