Indian Embassy in Ukraine to resume its operation in Kyiv from May 17

Tags: International Relations

India announced on 13 May that its embassy in Ukraine would resume its operations from the Ukrainian capital Kyiv from 17 May.

  • The embassy was temporarily operating from Warsaw in Poland since mid-March.

  • Several Western countries have also decided to resume the operation of the embassy from Kyiv.

  • India had decided to temporarily relocate the embassy to Poland in view of the rapidly deteriorating security situation in the war-torn country.

  • The Russian military was on offensive around Kyiv.

  • India has moved the embassy after repatriating over 20,000 of its Indian nationals from across Ukraine as part of its mission 'Operation Ganga' launched on February 26 in the wake of the war in Ukraine.

  • About embassy

  • An embassy is the base for a country’s diplomatic mission abroad – meaning all of the political, cultural and social relationships between the states.

  • There is only one embassy for one country in another, this is where the country's ambassador works.

  • One of the roles of embassies and consulates is to provide assistance to their national citizens abroad.

  • A consulate is where consular services are performed.

  • Embassies generally have a consular section.

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