As Diplomats Flee, Ukraine’s Lviv Becomes ‘Western Capital’
The city is about as far from Russia as you can get in Ukraine
There are winding cobblestone streets and delicious pastries. The old Habsburg elegance still runs through Lviv.
And it’s also about as far from Russia as you can get in Ukraine. These days, that makes it a preferred place for some to set up shop amid growing fears that Russia could attack — and possibly put the capital, Kyiv, in its crosshairs.
At least five embassies, including the United States, have moved a part of their operations to Lviv, about 350 miles west of Kyiv and within a short drive to the Polish border.
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