Source: Moscow is preparing the evacuation of diplomats from Ukraine

Diplomats and employees of Russian consulates in Ukraine need to be prepared for evacuation. The American newspaper The New York Times reports on the receipt of a corresponding order from the Russian Foreign Ministry, citing its own source in the Security Service of Ukraine.

It is specified that in the first days of January, relatives of Russian diplomats left the territory of Ukraine - about 18 people in total. Another 30 people, apparently already employees, will leave the consulates in Kiev and Lvov in the very near future.

The newspaper notes that Washington is aware of the planned evacuation of Russian diplomats.

We have information indicating that the Russian government was preparing to evacuate family members of diplomats from Russian consulates in Ukraine in late December and early January

- said in a statement by the official representative of the US State Department.

Perhaps the Russians are trying to show in this way that an invasion is imminent, although, on the other hand, the buildup of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine is not proceeding at the pace that some Pentagon officials expected a month ago, the newspaper writes.

Meanwhile, convoys with tanks, missile systems and manpower continue to move west through Russian territory, apparently heading towards the border with Ukraine. Against this background, Alexander Lukashenko announced on Monday that Russian troops have begun arriving in his country for joint military exercises that will take place in the near future near Poland and Lithuania.
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  1. Ivan Nikolsky Offline Ivan Nikolsky
    Ivan Nikolsky (Ivan Nikolsky) 18 January 2022 10: 27
    It was necessary to break off diplomatic relations, as well as all trade, back in 2014. It’s not good to talk to Bandero-Nazis ...
  2. Denis radish Offline Denis radish
    Denis radish (Denis Moroz) 18 January 2022 12: 02
    much more interesting when the Bandera will begin to evacuate, and where?
  3. Siegfried Offline Siegfried
    Siegfried (Gennady) 19 January 2022 00: 17
    the West deftly uses lies and truth to create and support the image of a hostile Russia. Unfortunately, we very rarely hear loud and clear statements from Russian diplomats and "cited" persons.
    You don’t even need to invent anything here - “The United States and England are supplying weapons to a country that has been shelling residential areas with heavy weapons for 8 years, as it itself claims, of its own citizens. These shellings are recorded by the OSCE, whose reports are freely available to journalists.”
    This needs to be talked about a lot, loudly and to the point.