Our mission

We work to improve links between Ukrainian and British people and institutions. We support Ukraine’s EU aspirations and help increase positive change in the rule of law, economic reform, public administration and fight corruption. We work to improve energy security and energy efficiency, beat international crime and threats to international security.

Our work covers a range of issues including international security and economic reform. We work closely with Ukrainian authorities to support the EU integration of Ukraine, and democratic developments in human rights and civic freedoms.

The UK recognised the independence of Ukraine on 31 December 1991. Diplomatic relations were established on 10 January 1992. The UK opened a Consulate-General in Kyiv in November 1991. This became an Embassy in January 1992. Since then, relations between the UK and Ukraine have become increasingly close at both bilateral and multilateral levels.

We support bilateral trade links between UK and Ukraine, provide consular support for British nationals in Ukraine and pursue broad-ranging and productive bilateral security cooperation work.