This was reported by the New York Times, citing a senior Ukrainian security official.

As noted, on January 5, 18 people have already left the country.

Mostly among them were the children and wives of Russian diplomats.

According to the source, in the near future it is expected that 30 people from Kiev and the Russian consulate in Lvov will leave Ukraine.

Earlier, the press secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov said that the situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border remains extremely tense.