India To Reopen Ukraine Embassy On Tuesday

| Updated: 14 May, 2022 12:27 am IST

NEW DELHI: The Indian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine will resume its operation on Tuesday, the Ministry of External Affairs informed on Friday.

The Indian mission is presently functioning from Warsaw, Poland.

In the very first week of March, the Indian embassy in Kyiv was shut down, and all the diplomats and mission staffers were shifted to Lviv in the western part of besieged Ukraine. But due to the worsening situation during the war, India moved its Ukraine embassy to Warsaw, Poland on March 13.

“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 External Affairs said in the first week of March.

Ambassador Partha Satpathy was the Indian Ambassador to Ukraine at the time.

Harsh Kumar Jain, who joined the Indian Foreign Service in September 1993, is currently the Indian Ambassador to Ukraine.

Ambassador Jain has served as India’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan from 2014-2017 and to the Slovak Republic from 2017-2018. He was also stationed at Indian Missions in Moscow, Kyiv, St. Petersburg, London and Kathmandu.

He also served as a Member of the UN Group of Governmental Experts on the Developments in the Field of Information and Telecommunications in the context of International Security during 2012-13.

Fluent in Russian, Ambassador Jain joined the Embassy of India in Ukraine, which is currently operating from Warsaw, on April 5.

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