Russian invasion of Ukraine

This page contains information and advice about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Aotearoa New Zealand condemns, unequivocally, the unprovoked and unjustified attack by Russia on Ukraine. Our thoughts are with the people of Ukraine as they are suffering violence and displacement due to acts of aggression from Putin’s forces.

New Zealand has put in place sanctions on individuals and entities as part of our response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. For detailed information and advice, see the Russia Sanctions page.

Aotearoa New Zealand's actions against Russia

We have taken swift action against Russia, aligned with the actions of the international community.

Aotearoa New Zealand's support for Ukraine

We are assisting international efforts as the invasion continues and  the humanitarian crisis worsens. 

Impact on Aotearoa New Zealand

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will have global implications. We are closely monitoring what it will mean for Aotearoa New Zealand.

See a list of Proactive Releases of Ministry Advice on the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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