It has come to our attention that regardless of regular calls of the Embassy to Irish nationals to refrain from illegal visiting of the Crimean Peninsula, which is temporarily occupied by Russia, such incidents still take place.
In particular, Russian media reported about the Irish sailing vessel crew from Cork who took part in the so-called sailing regatta “Sevastopol International Cup” on 3-6 October 2019 in the Sevastopol bay, Crimea.
The Embassy advises strongly against all illegal travel to Crimea and reminds again that Ukrainian law provides for criminal offences in relation to foreign nationals entering the peninsula without Ukraine`s official authorisation.
Crimea is a region of Ukraine under temporary control by the Russian authorities since its illegal attempted annexation in 2014 where high tensions, regular violations of human rights and the lack of rule of law prevail.
On 5 December 2019, on the margins of the 26th OSCE Ministerial Council in Bratislava Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko met with the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Simon Coveney.
The event was organized by the Heads of Missions of the Associated Partners of the EU – Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, and well attended by the representatives of Irish Parliament, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, EU Ambassadors accredited in Ireland and other guests.
This exhibition is dedicated to the long-suffering period of the Ukrainian history - the communist inquisition in 1917-1991.
On 17th November 2019 the Embassy and the Ukrainian community in Ireland had a great honour to greet Lord Mayor of Dublin Mr Paul McAuliffe and First Lady Mrs Sabina Higgins at the Ukrainian stand at the International Charity Bazaar.
Congratulations to Svitlana Barandych from Ukraine on winning in a nomination for the best actor in a female role at the Richard Harris International Film Festival (RHIFF) in Limerick (Ireland) on 22-28 October 2019 for her outstanding performance in a short film Anna.