Denmark reopens Kyiv embassy as first Nordic nation

Initially, the embassy will initially see limited staffing with a view to gradually returning to normal in the future

Since Russia invaded Ukraine in February, a long line of countries closed their embassies as fighting neared Kyiv.

But now, with the Russians focusing their attention on the eastern border, embassies are slowly beginning to reopen.

Yesterday, Denmark became the first Nordic country to do just that, with foreign minister Jeppe Kofod on hand in Kyiv to oversee the proceedings. 

“Our diplomats have worked tirelessly to promote Danish-Ukrainian connections and to assist Danes and Ukrainians since Russia’s attack,” said Kofod.

“Now we are once again present in the heart of the capital and I’m very pleased about that.”

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Talks with Kuleba
Initially, the embassy will be manned by a limited staff with a view to gradually returning to normal capacity in the future.

As part of his trip, Kofod will also meet with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba to discuss Danish military and humanitarian support to Ukraine.

Another aspect of talks will revolve around investigating and prosecuting war crimes, as well as the long-term rebuilding of Ukraine.