EU diplomatic delegation returned to Kyiv, Czech and Italian Embassies intend to return soon
The European Union is resuming its diplomatic presence in Kyiv after moving it temporarily to Poland following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“So happy to be back in Kyiv,” said EU Ambassador to Ukraine Matti Maasikas on Twitter.
Italy also intends to reopen its embassy in Kyiv after Easter, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio said Saturday.
“Ambassador Zazo and our embassy have never left Ukraine — it is in Lviv, in the west of the country. But now the time has come to give a big signal to the Ukrainians … and thank them for kicking out the Russian troops from Kyiv,” Di Maio said speaking to the press.
Czech diplomats will soon return to Kyiv too. “We want to return diplomats to Kyiv, we are working on it intensively now, we hope that it will be possible soon… We want to support Kyiv diplomatically. We want to be present in the capital,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Jan Lipavsky said.