President Biden: It 'Would Be Wise' For Americans To Leave Ukraine

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President Biden: It 'Would Be Wise' For Americans To Leave Ukraine
The president made his comments during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House.

President Joe Biden said Monday "it would be wise" for Americans other than essential diplomats to leave Ukraine amid the Russian military threat.

President Biden made his comments during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the White House, shortly after the two leaders met for talks about the simmering crisis.

The State Department has already authorized nonessential employees to leave and has called on all family members of diplomats in Ukraine to do so.

President Biden also said Monday "there will no longer be Nord Stream 2," a crucial Russia-to-Germany natural gas pipeline, if Russia further invades Ukraine with "tanks and troops."

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.