Finland’s Embassy in Kyiv has reduced services

On Tuesday 22 February, based on an overall assessment of the security situation in Ukraine, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs decided to relocate its staff temporarily from Kyiv to Lviv.

Finland has previously reduced the number of employees posted to work at the Embassy of Kyiv. 

Locally employed staff of the Embassy will continue to work in Kyiv, as appropriate. They have been offered the opportunity to leave the city.

The Embassy will continue its operations under special arrangements. Customer services are reduced and available only can by appointment. 

In an emergency, those staying in Ukraine can contact the Foreign Ministry’s 24/7 Service Centre by phone to +358916055555, or by email. 

In accordance with its travel advice, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs urges people to leave Ukraine immediately.


Pasi Tuominen, Director General, Consular Services, tel. +358 40 578 8185

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