South Korean embassy officials return to Kyiv

South Korean ambassador Kim Hyung-tae has returned to Kyiv along with some embassy staff, the news agency Yonhap reported on Monday, citing the Foreign Ministry in Seoul.

Seoul, May 2: South Korean ambassador Kim Hyung-tae has returned to Kyiv along with some embassy staff. The news agency Yonhap reported on Monday, citing the Foreign Ministry in Seoul. The South Korean embassy was evacuated at the beginning of the Russian invasion. And staff had been working at a temporary office in the western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi since March. The ministry said Kim would start working from Kyiv on Monday.

And that it was considering the phased return of remaining staff in accordance with the future security situation there. “(They) plan to carry out tasks on diplomatic affairs and protecting (South Korean) nationals under closer cooperation with the Ukrainian government.” Other embassy officials are currently stationed in Chernivtsi and another temporary office in Romania. More than 20 embassies, including those of the European Union, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Have so far returned as well, according to the ministry. In a recent visit, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken also announced gradual return of American diplomats to Kyiv.

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