Canada’s Global Affairs temporarily withdraws non-essential personnel from Ukraine’s Canadian embassy

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Ottawa/CMEDIA: Prioritizing the safety and security of Canadians, Global Affairs Canada announced last week its decision to temporarily withdraw non-essential Canadian employees and remaining dependants from the Canadian embassy in Ukraine.

“As we continue to closely monitor the situation, our highest priority remains the safety and security of Canadians…“As announced earlier this week, Canada will be reinforcing the team at the Canadian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine, with officials with expertise in areas such as security sector reform, conflict management, democratic reform, consular services, and diplomacy. Together, they will increase our diplomatic capacity and allow us to continue to assess and respond to the evolving situation in support of Ukraine,” said a Global Affairs statement on 30th Jan.

“The Embassy of Canada to Ukraine remains open. Canadians in need of assistance can contact the embassy by telephone at 380 (44) 590 3100 or by email at

“The Emergency Watch and Response Centre (EWRC) provides 24/7 emergency consular assistance. Canadians who need help can reach the EWRC by: