Russian invasion of Ukraine

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

Aotearoa New Zealand condemns, unequivocally, the unprovoked and illegal attack by Russia on Ukraine. Russia’s actions are a grave breach of international law; the use of force to change borders is strictly prohibited under international law, as is the deliberate targeting of civilians.

Aotearoa New Zealand's support for Ukraine

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

Aotearoa New Zealand has joined international efforts to provide military assistance to Ukraine’s self-defence against Russia’s invasion, economic and humanitarian efforts to support Ukraine and its people responds to the humanitarian crisis caused by Russia, and diplomatic and international legal accountability efforts to end the conflict and hold Russia and decision-makers to account.

Aotearoa 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.

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

Aotearoa New Zealand's actions against Russia

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

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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