India to relocate its Ukraine embassy to Poland
New Delhi, Mar 13 (EFE).- India will move its embassy in Ukraine to Poland, the government announced on Sunday.
The decision comes as the Russian troops push deeper into major cities in 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 temporarily relocate to Poland,” the Indian ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement.
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi held a cabinet meeting to review his country’s security preparedness amid the Russia-Ukraine conflict earlier on Sunday, a day after Pakistan sought explanation regarding an accidental firing of a missile by India.
Modi learned about the latest events in Ukraine and was provided with more details about Operation Ganda India carried out to evacuate some 18,000 of its citizens from the eastern European nation.
The evacuation mission began on February 26 and picked up speed after an Indian student was killed during a bombing on the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on March 1.
The war in Ukraine has forced many countries to either close or temporarily relocate their embassies from Kyiv to other cities in the western part of the country.
New Delhi has remained neutral since the start of the February 24 invasion of Ukraine by Russia, India’s main arms supplier.
However, India sought to resolve the conflict through dialogue between Russian president Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelenskyy.EFE