Tuesday. 27.02.2024

Spain has reopened its embassy in the Ukrainian capital Kiev, Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares said on Friday.

It is one of the first embassies to reopen since the war began.

Other countries such as Italy and Britain have indicated their embassies will reopen soon.

The Spanish office has been closed since Russia's invasion began in February, but the Kremlin's withdrawal from the region around the Ukrainian capital as it launches an assault on the east of the country has made the reopening possible.

Albares, speaking to journalists at the Venice Biennale, also announced that Spain would send forensic experts to Ukraine to investigate possible Russian war crimes.

On Thursday, Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez visited Kiev with his Danish counterpart Mette Frederiksen, meeting Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky for talks.

Spain becomes one of first countries to reopen Kiev embassy