Switzerland to Reopen Ukraine Embassy

Switzerland announced it will reopen its embassy in Kyiv after closing down last February due to safety concerns.

The Swiss foreign ministry said that five staff, including Ambassador Claude Wilde along with local staff, will return after considering that the city is safe enough for now. 

The ministry however said that they could evacuate again if “an emergency arises.”

The ministry said that they would be focusing on coordinating with Ukrainian authorities ahead of the Ukraine Reform Conference aside from humanitarian missions. 

The reopening of the embassy came after Switzerland’s attorney general  Stefan Blättler announced he was setting up an evidence collecting task force in Ukraine to document and investigate alleged war crimes. 


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