NYT refers to a high-ranking Ukrainian security official. According to him, Russia has already evacuated almost 50 people from their consulates in Kiev and Lvov. Diplomats from two more Russian consulates in Ukraine are also preparing for the evacuation. It is not known what the reason for the evacuation.
According to foreign media, Western countries are waiting for Russia's attack on Ukraine in early 2022. The Ministry of Russian foreign said that the USA spread these rumors in order to have a pretext for the attack itself.