Russia Begins Evacuating Diplomatic Staff From Ukraine

KYIV, Ukraine — Russia began evacuating diplomatic staff from Ukraine, its embassy in Kyiv told Agence France-Presse (AFP), daily when lawmakers in Moscow granted President Vladimir Putin to use force abroad.

Asked if the evacuation had begun, the embassy’s spokesman Denis Golenko told AFP by phone: “Yes.” Moscow’s foreign ministry announced Tuesday it’d evacuate diplomats from the country soon. — Agence France-Presse

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