The Foreign Office have warned that British citizens should leave Ukraine immediately whilst they still can “via commercial routes.”
The Foreign Office are increasing their support available to help Britons leave Ukraine as Russia has sent columns of military vehicles, tanks and armoured personnel carriers into eastern Ukraine.
Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said, “The safety and security of British nationals in Ukraine is our top priority.
“All Brits should leave now via commercial routes while they are still available.
“We are bolstering our teams in the region to support British people as they leave and once they have crossed the border.”
The Foreign Office are to send “rapid deployment teams” to countries neighbouring Ukraine to assist Brits.
The Kremlin has accused Ukraine of “constant provocation” in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions where Russian backed separatists have been fighting.