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Newsline: South Korea To Close Temporary Embassy In Ukraine’s Lviv

As the Russia-Ukraine war shows no sign of de-escalation even after three weeks of conflict, South Korea has decided to shut down its temporary embassy in Lviv. In a statement, Seoul’s Foreign Ministry announced on Friday, March 18, that the decision has been taken due to “escalating military threats” near the western Ukrainian city, CNN reported. According to the statement, the increased military threats near Lviv have hampered the embassy’s ability “to function and to secure the safety of its staff”. (https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/russia-ukraine-crisis/south-korea-to-close-temporary-embassy-in-ukraines-lviv-as-russian-shelling-intensifies-articleshow.html) On March 3, the South Korean embassy in Ukraine was relocated from Kyiv, Ukraine’s capital, to Lviv. The ministry has further noted that it also has temporary offices in Chernivtsi, southwestern Ukraine, as well as Romania, all of which will remain open and operating. There were 28 South Korean citizens in Ukraine as of Thursday, excluding embassy staff and those in the Crimean Peninsula.

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