Israel on Monday decided to move son embassy in Ukraine from the capital Kyiv West city of Lviv, in the midst of fears of a possible Russian invasion.
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ordered the evacuation of the personnel from embassy to consulate office Tel Aviv opened in Lviv, the Foreign Ministry said in A declaration.
the move came after the Lapid meetings with international actors and an inventory he made out to the ministry, the statement said.
The ministry said it is currently evaluate all possibilities of evacuating Israeli citizens from Ukraine.
Israel, which has about 15,000 citizens in Ukraine, is preparing an action plan to immediately provide support for more over 100,000 Jews in the country and increase permanent immigration to Israel in Case of war.
Tensions have risen dramatically in Eastern Ukraine last week, with reports of a growing number of to cease-fire violations, multiple bombings and evacuation of civilians from pro-Russian separatist regions of Donetsk and Lugansk.
The United States accused Russia of mustering nearly 150,000 soldiers along the Ukrainian border in preperation for an imminent invasion.
Moscow has repeatedly denied any plans to invade Ukraine and instead western defendant countries of undermine Russia’s security by expanding NATO to its borders.