Decision taken amid “deteriorating security situation” in Kyiv
New Delhi, March 13 (Delhi Crown): India on Sunday decided to temporarily shift its embassy in Ukraine to Poland amid “deteriorating security situation” in Kyiv.
“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,” said the Ministry of External Affairs in an official statement on Sunday.
As Russia’s invasion in Ukraine entered the 18th day on Sunday, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said he is open for talks with Russia’s Vladimir Putin “but only if there is a ceasefire in place”.
At a news briefing on Saturday, the Ukraine President claimed around 1,300 Ukrainian troops have been killed since the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Meanwhile, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told state television that its troops could target the weapons supply sent by the West.
On the other hand, the satellite images show Russian forces about 25 km away from the capital city of Kyiv, as per UK’s latest defence intelligence report.