Russian media: Russian diplomats have begun to leave Ukraine

Russian diplomats and consular staff have begun leaving Ukraine, sources close to the situation said, Sputnik news agency reported On February 12.The source said: “Ukrainian citizens say That Russian diplomats and consular employees in Ukraine have started to return to Russia.This is illustrated by the difficulty in booking consular and embassy appointments.In the context of western countries officially announcing their withdrawal, it gives the impression that Moscow has decided to do the same.”Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov holds a press conference after talks with British Foreign Secretary Mark Truss in London, Russia, February 10, 2019.Mr. Lavrov said Russia might also follow western countries in advising non-essential members of Russian diplomatic missions in Ukraine to leave the country.

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