The Minister for Foreign Affairs has announced the reopening of the Irish Embassy in Kyiv.
The embassy has operated remotely since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Minister Simon Coveney said the Department of Foreign Affairs is “closely monitoring” the situation in Ukraine along with its EU and other international counterparts, reports RTE.
The department continues to “strongly advise against” all travel to Ukraine for any purpose, he said.
“As the Embassy resumes its operations on the ground in Kyiv, the team’s key priority will be renewing and building their network of contacts with Ukrainian government officials to better inform Ireland’s provision of support and assistance to the government and people of Ukraine,” the minister said.
Similar to other embassies operating in Ukraine, the Irish Embassy will be functioning with limited capacity to provide in-person consular assistance.
A number of western countries, including the UK, United States, France, Spain and Italy have since re-established a diplomatic presence in Kyiv.