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Indian Embassy in Ukraine to resume its operation in Kyiv: MEA

Nearly two months after relocating its Embassy to Polish capital Warsaw in view of the deteriorating situation in Ukraine, India on Friday announced its decision of resuming the Embassy operations from Kyiv starting 17TH May 2022.

In a statement released, the Ministry of External Affairs said, “The Indian Embassy in Ukraine, which was temporarily operating out of Warsaw (Poland), would be resuming its operation in Kyiv w.e.f. 17 May 2022.”

The decision by the Indian Embassy in Ukraine to resume its operation from capital Kyiv came amidst, several western countries announcement to resume its operation from Ukraine.

In wake of Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine,  Indian Embassy in Kyiv was temporarily relocated to Warsaw, Poland on March 13th, 2022 by the government.

Meanwhile, at UN Security Council briefing held on Friday, May 13, amid the Russian claims of biological weapons programme in Ukraine, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative to UN, R Ravindra said, “India attaches high importance to the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) as a key global and non discriminatory disarmament convention, prohibiting an entire category of weapons of mass destruction.”

“The Convention contains binding obligations on State parties to never develop, acquire, stockpile or transfer biological agents for purposes other than peaceful. We support full and effective implementation of the BTWC in letter and spirit,” the Ambassador added.

India sent 7,725 kg of humanitarian aid to Ukraine

Recently, acting swiftly over the evolving humanitarian requirements in Ukraine, amidst the ensuing crisis, India had sent 7,725 kgs of humanitarian aid to the war-torn nation.

According to the statement released by the Indian Embassy in Ukraine, the humanitarian aid to the Ukraine comprised of essential medicines and medical equipments.

Acting on the needs of the people of Ukraine amidst the ensuing crisis, India had so far sent over 90 tons of relief material comprising of medical equipments, medicines and other necessary relief materials including blankets, tents, water storage tanks, protective eye-gears among other.

Since the start of the conflict, India stood for peace and has been further underscoring the need to solve the conflict through dialogue and diplomacy.

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