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Embassies and consular services for Ukraine
|Embassy of Ukraine|
Russian invasion of Ukraine
More information available on the Russian invasion of Ukraine page.
Our relationship with Ukraine
New Zealand and Ukraine have a cordial relationship, with a good range of bilateral contact occurring during accreditation visits from Warsaw and in multilateral forums such as the United Nations. Ukraine joined New Zealand on the Security Council in 2016 as a fellow non-permanent member. We have many converging interests, in areas such as disarmament and peacekeeping.
Although bilateral trade with Ukraine is currently limited, there is significant potential for developing trade and economic relations, particularly in the areas of agriculture and information technology.
New Zealand has a small Ukrainian community which dates back to 1949, when approximately 170 Ukrainian refugees arrived in New Zealand following the end of World War II. According to the 2013 census, there are 1,350 people born in Ukraine living in New Zealand. There are a small number of Ukrainian community groups in New Zealand, including the Ukrainian Association of New Zealand and the Ukrainian Gromada of Wellington.
|Total trade in goods||$22 million|
|Exports to Ukraine||$12.4 million||Top exports: Frozen fish; grape wine cereals; meat.|
|Imports from Ukraine||$9.4 million||Top imports: Boats and floating structures; animal/vegetable fats, oils; dyes, tannin, and paint.|
- New Zealand's representation to Ukraine is from the New Zealand Embassy in Warsaw, Poland.
- Ukraine is represented in New Zealand by the Ukrainian Embassy in Canberra, Australia.
New Zealand to Ukraine
- Rt Hon Winston Peters, Minister of Foreign Affairs, April 2006
- Hon Simon Upton, Minister for the Environment and Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade, October 1998.