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India to reopen Embassy in Ukraine next week

GreenWatch Desk World News 2022-05-13, 7:54pm

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India on Friday announced the reopening of its Embassy in Kyiv next week as the Russia-Ukraine war entered its 79th day.

The Indian Embassy in the Ukrainian capital, which temporarily relocated to neighbouring Poland in March as the war intensified, will resume operations in Kyiv from May 17, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating out of Warsaw (Poland), would be resuming its operation in Kyiv w.e.f. 17 May 2022. The Embassy was temporarily relocated to Warsaw on 13 March 2022," the Ministry said.

On March 13 this year, days after Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the Indian Embassy in Kyiv relocated to Poland "in view of the deteriorating security situation in Ukraine".

"In view of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ukraine, including attacks in the western parts of the country, it has been decided that the Indian Embassy in Ukraine will be temporarily relocated to Poland,” the Indian Foreign Ministry said at the time.

India had earlier evacuated almost all its 15,000 nationals from Ukraine, reports UNB.