WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman August Pfluger of San Angelo today detailed resources for Americans in Ukraine.
The prayers of all Americans and Texans are with the people of Ukraine today. The harrowing images and videos of Russian forces indiscriminately attacking Ukrainian cities are a stark reminder of what happens when the world lacks strong American leadership.
Make no mistake, this is a brutal assault on a sovereign nation by a petty dictator to destroy the democratic nation of Ukraine. Putin and his cronies must be held accountable for their crimes.
I have been proud to serve our country, including in times of war, and I know firsthand the horrors of combat. In the coming days I will be taking aggressive steps to impose crippling costs on Vladimir Putin and prevent further death and destruction in Ukraine; to fully defend the United States and our allies from malign actors and enemies.
Now is the time for strength, not weakness.
The State Department strongly encourages U.S. citizens to shelter in place immediately and wait for evacuation. When safe to evacuate, the Department of State has support teams near the Ukrainian border in Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and Moldova. If you or someone you know is in need of assistance:
U.S. citizens in Ukraine should complete this online form and the State Department will respond. U.S. citizens who decide to remain in Ukraine and who do not depart immediately as advised, should also complete this online form so that the State Department may better communicate with you.
- If you are looking to cross out of Ukraine by land, visit this Department of State website with useful tips and information. U.S. citizens may enter Poland across the land border with Ukraine with no advance approval. The Department of State has created a welcome center in Poland for assistance.
- If you have a visa that was being processed at the Kyiv Embassy, you can fill out this form on the National Visa Center's website to help track and expedite your request.
- Contact the U.S. Department of State: 1-833-741-2777 or, if overseas, 1-606-260-4379.
You can find additional resources below:
- US Department of State — Ukraine.
- US Department of State — Emergency Contact Information for U.S. Citizens.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you during this emergency.
As always, my office is here to help should you need any additional assistance or resources. Please do not hesitate to contact my office. For help, please visit our website: pfluger.house.gov. To stay updated with the work I am doing for TX-11, follow me on Twitter or Gettr @RepPfluger, or Facebook and Instagram @RepAugustPfluger.