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Latest updates on the government's response to the situation in Ukraine.

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Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking to people in Maidan, Kyiv.
Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking to people in Maidan, Kyiv.

This page brings together the latest statements and articles from the government on the situation in Ukraine:

10 July

Minister for Europe David Lidington visits Ukraine

27 June

PM signs EU agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

26 June

Written Ministerial Statement on EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

20 June

Foreign Secretary welcomes Ukraine peace plan

13 June

Foreign Secretary urges Russia to prevent further violence in eastern Ukraine

25 May

Foreign Secretary congratulates the Ukrainian people for showing their determination to vote and decide their own future

22 May

Foreign Secretary condemns attack on Ukraine checkpoint

16 May

Minister for Europe gravely concerned about human rights in Crimea

13 May

Foreign Secretary William Hague urges revival of diplomatic process over Ukraine and steps by Russia to reduce tensions.

11 May

FCO spokesperson comments on illegitimate referendum in Ukraine

5 May

3 May

2 May

30 April

29 April

28 April

26 April

25 April

23 April

18 April

17 April

14 April

13 April

8 April

4 April

27 March

26 March

25 March

24 March

22 March

21 March

19 March

18 March

17 March

16 March

15 March

14 March

12 March

10 March

9 March

8 March

6 March

5 March

4 March

3 March

2 March

1 March

28 February

25 February

21 February

20 February

19 February

Social media accounts to follow


David Cameron @number10gov

Prime Minister

William Hague @WilliamJHague

Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

David Lidington @DLidington

Minister of State for Europe

Simon Smith @SimonSmithFCO

British Ambassador to Ukraine

Sir Mark Lyall Grant @LyallGrant

UK Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN

UK Mission to the UN @UKUN_NewYork

UK Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe @UKOSCE

UK Permanent Representation to the EU @ukineu

UK Joint Delegation to NATO @UKNATO


William Hague

Foreign Office

British Embassy, Kyiv

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Published 3 March 2014
Last updated 25 May 2014 + show all updates
  1. Added Foreign Secretary press statement about elections
  2. Added Foreign Secretary statement.
  3. Updated with press release
  4. Updated with Foreign Secretary statement 13 May
  5. FCO spokesperson comments on illegitimate referendum in Ukraine
  6. Included statement on Foreign Secretary visit to Ukraine
  7. Updated with the Foreign Secretary's statement
  8. Added in update for UK business
  9. Prime Minister's phone call with President Putin: 30 April 2014
  10. Updated with joint UK, US and Ukraine statement
  11. Updated with Foreign Secretary statement
  12. Updated with PM phone call and statement.
  13. Updated to include 23 April activity
  14. Updated with Foreign Secretary statement
  15. Updated with recent statement
  16. Updated with Foreign Secretary statement
  17. Added update 4 April update
  18. updated with Foreign Secretary statement
  19. Added update for 25 March.
  20. Added update for the 24 March
  21. Added articles for 22 March
  22. Updated with PM's press conference statement
  23. Updated with statement for the 19th March
  24. 18 March updates
  25. Added Statement on EU FAC
  26. Updated with Foreign Secretary Statement
  27. Updated with Foreign Secretary statement
  28. Updated with G7 statement
  29. Emergency European Council on Ukraine: David Cameron’s statement
  30. Updated with PM phone calls over the weekend to President Obama, President Putin and PM Harper as well as discussions with Chancellor Merkel.
  31. Updated with PM's words on arrival in Brussels
  32. Added latest statement on Ukraine
  33. Updated with details of PM call to President Obama: 5 March 2014
  34. Adding statements from 5 March.
  35. Added Speech "Government in Kiev is legitimate and has been overwhelmingly endorsed by the Ukrainian parliament"
  36. First published.