India will reopen its embassy in kyiv, the capital of Ukraine, on May 17 | India News

New Delhi: India announced on Friday May 13 that its embassy in Ukraine will resume operations from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from May 17. The embassy had been operating temporarily from Warsaw in Poland since mid-March.

“The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating from Warsaw (Poland), would resume its activities in Kyiv from May 17,” the foreign ministry said. He said the embassy was temporarily moved to Warsaw on March 13.

The decision to resume the operation of the kyiv embassy came amid moves by several Western powers to reopen their missions in the Ukrainian capital.

India had decided to temporarily move the embassy to Poland given the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the war-torn country, including the Russian military offensive around kyiv.

India moved the embassy after bringing back more than 20,000 of its nationals from across Ukraine as part of its “Operation Ganga” evacuation mission which was launched on February 26 following the war in Ukraine.

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Christi C. Elwood