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Finland reopens its embassy in Kyiv

Finland reopens its embassy in Kyiv

The Embassy of Finland in Kyiv will reopen, the Foreign Ministry of Finland announced, citing the improved security situation in the Ukrainian capital, YLS reported.

The ministry added that Finland’s ambassador to Ukraine Päivi Laine would also return to her post.

“The Finnish mission in Kyiv continues to operate under exceptional arrangements,” the statement said. “The customer service and the reception of visa and residence permit applications are closed until further notice.”

The ambassador and all Finnish citizens employed by the embassy in Kyiv evacuated the country for security reasons at the end of February 2022, shortly after Russia’s invasion.

Despite the embassy’s reopening, the ministry still advises people against traveling to Ukraine and urges Finnish citizens who are still there to leave the country immediately.

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