Ukraine Crisis: The Indian Embassy in Kiev will reopen on May 17

The Foreign Ministry announced on Friday that the Indian Embassy in Kiev, Ukraine, would reopen on May 17.

“The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, temporarily operating from Warsaw (Poland), will resume operations in Kiev from 17 May 2022. The embassy was temporarily relocated to Warsaw on 13 March 2022,” the ministry said in an official statement issued Friday.

The embassy was temporarily relocated to Warsaw, Poland, on 13 March, amid ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine. “In view of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ukraine, including the invasion of the western part of the country, it has been decided that the Indian Embassy in Ukraine will be temporarily relocated to Poland,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. At that moment.

India repatriated thousands of Indians under Operation Ganga, which was launched on February 26, two days after Russia launched its military offensive in Ukraine.

Russia has called for a “special military operation” aimed at disarming and “denying” its southern neighbor. Kyiv and its Western allies have rejected it as a false excuse to occupy unpleasant land.

Meanwhile, the number of people fleeing Ukraine to escape Russia’s onslaught in Europe’s worst refugee crisis since the end of World War II has exceeded 6 million, a UN refugee agency said on Thursday.

According to the latest report from the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Russia’s aggression, which began on February 24, has displaced more than 8 million Ukrainians in the country. As of Wednesday, 6.03 million had fled Ukraine, according to UN figures.

(With input from Reuters)

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