New Delhi, Mar 13: The Indian embassy in Ukraine is being briefly shifted to Poland in view of the quickly deteriorating safety state of affairs within the war-torn nation together with the Russian navy offensive in its western area. The choice comes as Russian troops are closing in on key Ukrainian cities and cities together with the capital Kyiv.
“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 Ministry of Exterior Affairs stated.
“The situation will be reassessed in the light of further developments,” it stated in a short assertion. A big variety of officers within the Indian embassy in Kyiv was already working from its camp workplace in Lviv for the previous few days. The camp workplace of the embassy was arrange in Lviv as a part of efforts to evacuate Indian residents from Ukraine by land border crossings. Lviv is a metropolis in western Ukraine that’s round 70 kilometres from the border with Poland.
India, which launched evacuation mission ‘Operation Ganga’ to deliver again stranded Indians from Ukraine since its launched on February 26, has introduced again over 18,100 of its nationals. India evacuated its nationals from Romania, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and Moldova after they crossed over to those international locations from Ukraine by land border transit factors. Ukraine had closed its airspace for civilian plane after Russia started the navy operation.
In the meantime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a gathering of the Cupboard Committee on Safety that reviewed India’s safety preparedness, and the prevailing international state of affairs within the context of the continuing battle in Ukraine. PTI
Story first printed: Sunday, March 13, 2022, 18:00 [IST]