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Ukraine crisis: Indian Embassy in Kyiv to be ‘temporarily’ relocated to Poland, says MEA

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: The Ministry of External Affairs on Sunday,March 13, announced the Indian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine will be temporarily relocated in Poland due to the deteriorating security situation in the western part of the country amid Russian aggression.

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“In view of rapidly deteriorating security situation in Ukraine, including attacks in western parts of the country, it has been decided that the Indian Embassy in Ukraine will be temporarily relocated in Poland. The situation will be reassessed in light of further developments,” a statement by MEA said.

The announcement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a high-level meeting on India’s security preparedness amid the Russia-Ukraine war. An official statement said the prime minister was briefed on the latest developments in Ukraine, “including the details of Operation Ganga to evacuate Indian nationals, along with some citizens of neighbouring countries, from Ukraine,” it said.

Modi directed that all possible efforts should be made to bring back the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa, who died in Kharkiv. Shekharappa, an Indian student studying in Ukraine, died in shelling following the Russian invasion of the country.

India has been able to evacuate most of its citizens, a large chunk of them students, from the war-hit country. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar were among those who attended the meeting. NSA Ajit Doval and other senior officials also attended the meeting.

On Friday, as many as 600 Indians, who were evacuated from Ukraine’s Sumy, were flown out in three special flights from Poland.

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