Poland evacuates its consulate in Crimea amid mounting tensions

Poland’s Foreign Ministry decided on March 8 to pull out staff from its consulate in Sevastopol, the Crimean port city where Russia has a large naval base, and advised Polish citizens to leave Crimea (autonomy within Ukraine) “in connection with the situation in the region”.

Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski tweeted, “Because of continuing disturbances by Russian forces there, we have reluctantly evacuated our consulate.” Tasks of the diplomatic post have been taken over by the Consulate General in the Ukrainian city of Odessa, Sikorski said.

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(Photo of Sikorski: Harald Dettenborn/Munich Security Conference)