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UK to reopen its embassy in Ukraine’s Kyiv

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the embassy is set to re-open next week, dependent on the security situation (File image courtesy: Government of Ukraine)

The British government has decided to re-open its embassy in Ukraine's capital city, Kyiv.

The embassy was forced to temporarily close due to the ongoing conflict with Russia. A contingent of British staff remained in western Ukraine to provide humanitarian and other support.

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has confirmed that the embassy is set to re-open next week, dependent on the security situation

"The extraordinary fortitude and success of President Zelenskyy and the Ukrainian people in resisting Russian forces, means we will shortly be re-opening our British Embassy in Kyiv," said UK Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

"I want to pay tribute to the bravery and resilience of the embassy team and their work throughout this period," she added.

The British embassy premises are currently being made secure before staff return, starting with the UK Ambassador Melinda Simmons.

The UK Foreign Ministry however said that it continues to advise "against all travel" to Ukraine.

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