Russia: Optimizing the staffing of Russian diplomatic missions in Ukraine The embassy and consulates will continue to perform their duties
CCTV News Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zakharova said on the 12th local time that the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has made a decision to optimize the staffing of Russia’s diplomatic missions in Ukraine to a certain extent. Zakharova also stressed that the Russian embassy and consulates will continue to perform their basic functions.
Zakharova also said that in early January this year, the children of Russian diplomats in Ukraine returned to visit their grandparents, but the New York Times and other Western media took the opportunity to spread rumors that Russia was withdrawing its diplomats in Ukraine. The purpose is to serve the United States. , the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and other Western countries evacuated diplomats and their families from their embassies in Ukraine “under cover”. Israel has also announced yesterday that it plans to withdraw its diplomatic personnel from Ukraine.
Zakharova said that the delivery of weapons and trainers to Ukraine is enough to show that the United States and the United Kingdom have huge influence over Ukraine and have also intervened in the process of the situation in Ukraine. Russia believes that the United States and the United Kingdom clearly know that Ukraine is preparing to take some military action that may complicate the regional security situation.