Spain will reopen its embassy in Kyiv “in the coming days,” Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Monday, becoming the latest country to return its diplomats to the Ukrainian capital.
The reopening will be “a new sign of the commitment of the Spanish government and society to the Ukrainian people,” Sánchez said in an interview with Spanish TV Antena 3.
Spain evacuated its embassy in Kyiv on Feb. 27, soon after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began. It transferred those functions to neighboring Warsaw, Poland, the Spanish Foreign Ministry press office said.
France announced last week that its embassy in Ukraine would "very soon" return to Kyiv from Lviv, while Italy said Saturday that it intends to reopen its embassy in Kyiv after Easter.
The European Union is also resuming its diplomatic presence in Kyiv, after moving it temporarily to Poland following Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the bloc announced Friday.
Slovenia has also reopened its embassy in Kyiv since March 28, according to Slovenia's Foreign Ministry.