January 18, 2022, 04:13
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Diplomats at two Russian consulates in Ukraine have been ordered to prepare to leave the country. The newspaper reports The newspaper “New York Times referring to a high-ranking Ukrainian security officer.
According to the official, 18 people left the country on January 5, mostly children and wives of diplomats. In the coming days, Ukraine added, 30 people and consulates in Lvov are expected to leave Kiev.
According to a statement by the US representative, Washington announced the impending evacuation.
“We have information indicating that the Russian government was preparing to evacuate their family members from the Russian embassy in Ukraine in late December and early January,” the statement said.
The story of a possible “Russian invasion” in Ukraine is being actively promoted in the West even with the suspicion of the autumn of last year. The U.S. has been consistently moving closer to Russia’s perceived forces, linked to Moscow’s threats of increased sanctions in the event of an escalation. British Ambassador to Ukraine Melinda Simmons pay all political forces in this country oppose Russia.
The Kremlin has more than once directly denied any plans to attack Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov the day before declaredthat the US mission is spreading complete disinformation about the readiness for a provocation by Russia.