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Swiss Candidate for Secretary General of Council of Europe Alain Berset is Visiting Ukraine

20.02.2024 — Press releases Ukraine
On 20 February, former President of the Swiss Confederation, Alain Berset, visited Ukraine as the official candidate of Switzerland for the position of Secretary General of the Council of Europe. In Kyiv, he had meetings with the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada, as well as with the Ukrainian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE). He also visited the Council of Europe Office in Ukraine and met with Ukrainian officials to introduce his election bid and to discuss the role of the Council of Europe in supporting Ukraine against Russia’s military aggression and ensuring accountability and justice.



Financial assistance for maintaining moveable Ukrainian cultural property

25.01.2024 — Local news Ukraine
The cultural heritage of Ukraine is under severe threat of destruction, looting and illegal transfer due to the Russian military attack. Applications for the 2024 submission period regarding financial assistance to protect moveable Ukrainian cultural property are to be submitted latest by 31 May 2024 and prior to executing the intended project. After that, a decision will be made and funding will be provided by 31 December.


The Minister of Digital Transformation and the Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Discussed Ukraine's Digital Transformation in Davos

17.01.2024 — Local news Ukraine
On 17 January, as part of the World Economic Forum in Davos, the team of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine, together with Patricia Danzi, Director General of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), held a joint event at Ukraine House Davos dedicated to the development of digital Ukraine.



Switzerland reaffirms solidarity with Ukraine

15.01.2024 — Press releases Europa
During the official visit of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to Bern on Monday 15 January, Switzerland and Ukraine acknowledged the depth and dynamism of their bilateral relations. The Swiss government delegation, led by President Viola Amherd, underscored Switzerland's continued solidarity with Ukraine. Another key item on the agenda was the follow-up to the meeting of national security advisers hosted in Davos on Sunday within the framework of the Ukrainian peace formula. Switzerland expressed its willingness to organise a high-level summit.


Peace formula: National security advisers discuss in Davos principles for lasting peace in Ukraine

11.01.2024 — Press releases EDA
On 14 January 2024, Switzerland and Ukraine will host the fourth national security advisers' (NSA) meeting in Davos within the framework of the Ukrainian peace formula. The aim of the conference, to be co-chaired by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis and the head of the Office of the President of Ukraine, Andriy Yermak, is to finalise the talks at the level of national security advisers on principles for a lasting and just peace in Ukraine. These principles should form the basis for the next stages of the peace process. Switzerland is making an important contribution to this through the conference in Davos.


Ukraine: Switzerland expands sanctions listings

22.12.2023 — Press releases Europa
On 21 December the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER) further expanded its sanctions listings against Russia. This brings Switzerland in line with the additional sanctions listings decided by the EU in response to Russia's ongoing military aggression against Ukraine. The changes took effect at 6pm on 21 December. The Federal Council was informed of the latest developments on 22 December.


Switzerland steps up winter aid for Ukrainians

20.12.2023 — Press releases EDA
Facing the severe challenges of an unforgiving winter, millions in Ukraine find themselves in dire need of assistance. In response, Switzerland's federal government is supporting the beleaguered Ukrainian population this winter too with targeted action and an additional CHF 11.8 million in aid. This brings the total investment in winter relief measures up to around CHF 26 million.


Switzerland supports the International Criminal Court with forensic experts

18.12.2023 — Press releases EDA
The conflict resulting from Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine continues. War crimes and serious violations of international humanitarian law and human rights are suspected. The International Criminal Court (ICC), tasked to investigate the situation, relies on the assistance of the States Parties to the Rome Statute to gather evidence in Ukraine. Switzerland responded to the ICC's request for assistance and the dispatch of specialists.



Switzerland donated seven ambulances to the Ministry of Health of Ukraine

12.12.2023 — Local news Ukraine
Kyiv, 11 December 2023 – The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine supported the Ministry of Health of Ukraine with a new batch of medical humanitarian aid. The Ministry received seven ambulances – two Toyota cars and five Mercedes-Benz 519 cars, equipped with sets of necessary medical equipment.

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