Ambassador to Ukraine presents details on the situation and the work of the Embassy


Due to the deterioration of the situation around Kyiv, in accordance with the decision of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, the Ambassador and Embassy staff moved to the city of Lviv on March 4 and will work there temporarily for security reasons. A consular post has already been opened in Lviv to provide support to Armenian citizens. Tomorrow, another such consular post will open in Uzhhorod.

What does the embassy do to help Armenian citizens?

Embassy staff are in constant daily contact with Armenian citizens, provide advisory support on ways and opportunities to leave Ukraine for Armenia, prepare and provide necessary documents for this purpose.

Within the framework of its modest possibilities, the Embassy, ​​in collaboration with the Armenian community of Ukraine, helped the people who wanted to leave their houses, their cities. It is important to consider one essential factor: several hundred thousand Armenians live in Ukraine, and most of them are Armenian citizens. I say this so that you can imagine the overload under which the embassy worked in Kyiv: constant calls, we answered several thousand calls, dozens of visits by citizens and requests for assistance. No embassy had the volume of work that we had, given the large size of the community and the number of applications.

And all this work was carried out in a situation of war. Two of the embassy diplomats spent the nights in shelters from the first days of the war, safe from explosions and gunfire, and sometimes they communicated with our compatriots from the shelter, received calls and gave advice.

Also today, the Embassy continues its round-the-clock service, providing both advice and also, in the respective cases, certificates of return to Armenia to citizens who currently do not have a valid Armenian passport for cross the Ukrainian border. Within its capabilities, the Embassy also assists Armenian citizens who find themselves in different difficult situations.


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