The Indian Embassy in Ukraine has temporarily been shifted to Poland in the wake of the ongoing Kyiv-Moscow conflict, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Sunday.
The Ministry, in a statement, said: “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 in Poland.
“The situation will be reassessed in the light of further developments.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a CCS meeting to review the country’s security preparedness and the prevailing global scenario amidst the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
The latest developments in Ukraine, including the details of Operation Ganga to evacuate Indian nationals, were briefed in the meeting.
Also, the prime minister had reportedly directed that all possible efforts should be made to bring back the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa, who died in Kharkiv last week. Naveen, who hailed from Karnataka, was killed when he had gone out to collect food.
Ukraine’s government said earlier this month that it had helped evacuate about 20,000 Indian students from the areas under attack by Russian forces following their invasion of Ukraine, but many were still trapped.