Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod reopens Danish embassy in Kyiv
On Monday 2 May, Denmark is reopening its embassy in Ukraine, as Denmark’s Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod visits the country.
“Reopening the Danish embassy is a strong symbol of Denmark’s support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people. Our diplomatic staff has been working tirelessly on strengthening Danish-Ukrainian relations and helping both Danes and Ukrainians in the highly challenging situation following Russia’s invasion. Today, I am happy to announce that we are back in the heart of the Kyiv”, says Foreign Minister Kofod.
While the number of embassy staff will initially be limited, the plan is to return gradually to normal staffing. The embassy will be handling political tasks related to the close relationship between Denmark and Ukraine, including the comprehensive Danish assistance to Ukraine, as well as limited consular assistance.
“As the security situation in Ukraine remains very difficult, the reopening does not signal a complete return to normality, and we continue to advise Danes against travelling to Ukraine. However, the reopening is an important step in the right direction,’ says Foreign Minister Kofod.
During his visit to Kyiv, Minister Kofod will meet Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and visit one of Kyiv’s suburbs, which has suffered heavy devastation from Russian attacks. Denmark’s military and humanitarian support for Ukraine, increased humanitarian assistance, long-term reconstruction plans, and the investigation and prosecution of war crimes during the Russian invasion will be on the agenda.
Facts about Danish support and consular assistance
Humanitarian support: Denmark has provided 668 million DKK in humanitarian support to Ukraine since the Russian invasion on February 24th.
Military assistance: Denmark has provided more than one billion DKK in military assistance.
Assistance through the Neighbourhood Programme: From 2014 to 2021, Denmark has provided 953 million DKK in development assistance to Ukraine through the Neighbourhood Programme. In January 2022, the Danish government announced a new budget of 875 million DKK for the Neighbourhood Programme from 2022-2026, with 550 million DKK directly allocated for Ukraine.
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