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Ukraine crisis: Indian Embassy to resume operation in Kyiv from May 17

Ukraine crisis: Indian Embassy to resume operation in Kyiv from May 17

On March 13, the Embassy had been temporarily relocated to Warsaw in Poland amid the still ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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The Ministry of External Affairs announced on Friday that the Indian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine will resume operation on May 17.

"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," wrote the ministry in an official statement issued on Friday. 

The Embassy had been temporarily relocated to Warsaw in Poland on March 13 amid the still ongoing Russian invasion of 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 in Poland," the Ministry of External Affairs had said in a release at that time. 

India had brought back thousands of Indians under 'Operation Ganga' which was launched on February 26, two days after Russia launched its military offensive on Ukraine. 

Russia launched what it calls a "special military operation," saying its aim was to demilitarise and "denazify" its southern neighbour. Kyiv and its Western allies reject that as a false pretext for an unprovoked land grab.

Meanwhile, the number of people who have fled Ukraine to escape Russia's invasion has passed 6 million, in Europe's worst refugee crisis since the end of World War Two, a United Nations refugee agency said on Thursday.

Russia's invasion, which started on February 24 has triggered a massive displacement of people, including more than 8 million Ukrainians within the country, according to the latest International Organization for Migration (IOM)report. UN data showed that 6.03 million had fled Ukraine as of Wednesday.

(With inputs from Reuters)

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