Monday, 24 June 2019
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Our country’s diplomatic representation to Ukraine includes our Embassy in Kyiv, set up in 1993, and the Consulates General in Odessa and Mariupol, areas with a sizeable number of Ukrainian citizens of Greek descent. There is also a branch of the Hellenic Foundation for Culture in Odessa. Ukraine has set up an Embassy in Athens, a Consulate General in Thessaloniki and two Honorary Consulates in Piraeus and Rethimno (Crete).

Political Relations

Bilateral political relations between Greece and Ukraine are very good and have steadily developed in all sectors since Ukraine declared its independence (24/08/1991). They are based on century-old historical and cultural ties between the two peoples and are marked by a spirit of cooperation. Greece wants to promote bilateral relations further, taking into account the sizeable Greek community in Ukraine and the existing possibilities for the development of economic and trade cooperation.

Ukraine Crisis

Greece is monitoring the developments in Ukraine with concern and has consistently come out in favor of the country’s independence and the preservation of the country’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

We support that a solution can be only of a political, rather than a military, nature and must be achieved soon, so that the crisis does not take the form of a “frozen conflict”. In this context, immediate implementation of and respect for the Minsk agreement is a top priority.

Greece is implementing the measures agreed upon within NATO and the EU against Russia, concurrently and consistently supporting the need to keep open the channels of communication with Moscow, with the aim of avoiding the creation of new dividing lines in Europe.

Naturally, the Greek side’s top priority remains the protection of the Greek Community of Ukraine, which is directly and indirectly suffering the repercussions of the crisis.

Economic Relations

For information on bilateral economic relations, you can visit the AGORA internet portal.

Office E.C.A. Kiev

Office E.C.A. Odessa

Cultural Relations and Greek Community

There is great interest in Ukraine in the Greek language and culture. Ukrainian Universities in three cities have Modern Greek language chairs (Kyiv, Simferopol, Mariupol) and two others have Greek language departments (Odessa, Lviv). The Universities of Thessaloniki, Ioannina, Patras and the Aegean are implementing Greek language programmes in association with Ukrainian universities and have been hosting Ukrainian students and professors in Greece.

There is a significant Greek presence in southern and eastern Ukraine, which can be traced back to ancient Greek and Byzantine settlers. Ukrainian citizens of Greek descent amount to 91,000 people, although their number is estimated to be much higher by the Federation of Greek communities of Mariupol.

Useful Information

Click here for information regarding the visa requirements for Greek citizens who want to travel to Ukraine.

Click here for information regarding visa requirements for citizens of Ukraine who want to travel to Greece.

Ukraine -Contact details for Greek Missions

Embassy in Kiev

Address : 10 Dobrovolchykh Batalioniv Str. (former Panfilovtsiv), Kyiv 01901
Tel. : (0038044) 2545471-5  
Fax : 2543998
Emergency tel: 00380730429453
E-mail:  , ,
Web Site:

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Greece to Ukraine - Georgios POUKAMISSAS

Consular Office

Address : 10 Dobrovolchykh Batalioniv Str. (former Panfilovtsiv), Kyiv 01901
Tel. : (0038044)  2545476, 2545478
Fax: (00 38 044) 2545805

Head: Alexandros Boudouris - First Counselor, Deputy Head of Mission

Office for Economic and Commercial Affairs

Address : 10 Dobrovolchykh Batalioniv Str. (former Panfilovtsiv), Kyiv 01901
Tel: (0038044) 2543750, 2543763  
Fax: 2545321

Head: Vasileios Bakalis, First Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs

Consulate General in Mariupol

Address : Soborna ul. 10, 87500 Mariupol
Tel. : (00380629) 47-04-38, 34-53-84, 33-24-92
Fax : (00380629) 528719
Emergency Tel: 0038-067-6290405
Web Site:

Consul General : Eleni Georgopoulou

Consulate General in Odessa

Address : Preobrazhenska 32, 65082 Odessa
Tel. : (0038048) 7860570 , 7860503 , 7860007
Fax : 7860571
Emergency Tel: 0038 0933140101
E-mail : ,

Consul General: Alexios Marios Lyberopoulos

Honorary Consulate in Yalta


Honorary Consul: Pantelis Bouboura