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Russia did not notify the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry about plans to evacuate diplomats from the country. This was stated by the speaker of the department Oleg Nikolenko in an interview with the InterfaxUkraine agency.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not receive information from the Russian side about the evacuation of employees of the diplomatic institutions of the Russian Federation from Ukraine”,— the speaker said. According to him, the embassies of other states also did not report their intentions to evacuate their employees.
Nikolenko added that the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is also not going to evacuate its diplomats from the territory of Russia.
According to the speaker of the department, the embassy and consulates of Ukraine in Russia work as usual and protect the interests of the country's citizens, “despite the difficult conditions.”
Earlier, The New York Times, citing a high-ranking official The Security Service of Ukraine wrote that the Russian authorities instructed 30 employees of the embassy in Kiev and the consulate in Lvov to prepare for the evacuation. At the same time, the source of the publication claimed that the wives and children of diplomats left Ukraine on January 5.
In response, the Russian Foreign Ministry stated that the embassy in Kiev was operating normally.
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