The Russian defense ministry said 723 people have been evacuated along an agreed evacuation route out of the northeastern Ukrainian city of Sumy on Tuesday.
The ministry was quoted by the state news agency RIA Novosti. It said those evacuated included Indian, Chinese and Jordanian and Tunisian citizens.
The first convoy that left Tuesday morning reached the city of Poltava without incident, Ukrainian officials said.
A later convoy was delayed by an outbreak of firing at the outskirts of the city, according to the head of the regional administration, Dmitry Zhyvitsky.
But Zhyvitsky was quoted in local media as saying the Russian forces did not shoot on the convoy.
It's unclear whether the convoy proceeded toward Poltava.