Canada plans to reopen embassy in Ukraine
Published: Apr 29, 2022 08:12 AM
Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said the Canadian government plans to reopen its embassy in Ukraine soon, local media reported Thursday.

According to the CTV report, Joly said before the Senate foreign affairs and international trade committee on Thursday that her objective is to do so in the coming days, coming weeks.

"We just need to make sure that there is a secure environment for staff and also we're looking at what our other Five Eyes colleagues and allies are doing," Joly was quoted as saying.

Canada closed its embassy in Kiev on Feb. 12 and relocated diplomatic staff to the western city of Lviv. All staff members were later moved to Poland.

Last Friday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Britain planned to revive its on-the-ground diplomacy in Ukraine this week. The United States, France and Italy have announced similar plans, CTV reported.