The Netherlands and Norway move their embassies in Ukraine to Poland to guarantee the safety of their staff


Netherlands and Norway announced on Saturday the transfer of their embassies in Ukraine to Poland in order to guarantee the safety of its staff following the Russian invasion, following in the footsteps of other European countries such as Sweden.

“Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra decided that Ambassador Jennes de Mol and his team immediately travel to Jaroslaw, on the Polish side of the border with Ukraine, to continue their work from there,” the Dutch Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Facing the threat of a Russian invasion, the Netherlands on Saturday moved its embassy from Kyiv to Lvivabout 70 kilometers from the Polish border, in western Ukraine.

The ministry noted that the situation in Lviv is increasingly dangerous, but he specified that the Dutch authorities are still available from Poland to help their citizens to leave Ukraine.

“If necessary and safe enough, the members of the delegation will go to the Ukrainian side to give help,” he said.

On your side, the norwegian diplomacy announced that the embassy in Kyiv was “temporarily closed and will work until further notice” from Warsaw, the capital of Poland.

Sweden it had already made a similar decision on Thursday.

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