The history of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Finland originated in 1918. Finland was one of the first countries which recognized Ukraine in 1918 and opened its diplomatic mission in Kyiv.
The Ukrainian diplomatic mission was established among the first six foreign embassies in Helsinki. Later the historical destinies of two countries went by different roads: Finland managed to hold its independence, but Ukraine has become a part of the Soviet Union for a long time.
Finlandrecognised the independence of Ukraine on December 30, 1991 and on February 26, 1992, diplomatic relations between two countries were resumed. The Finnish Embassy in Ukraine has begun its work in April 1992, the Ukrainian Embassy in Finland - in December of the same year.
The Copies of the Documents of the National Archive of the Republic of Finland
Concerning the Activity of the Embassy of Ukraine in Finland in 1918-1922
The decision of the Senate of Finland to appoint Mr. Herman Gregorius Gummerus Finland’s Special diplomatic representative with the government of Ukraine in Kyiv (Helsinki, 26.07.1918)
Diplomatic passport of Dr. Herman Gummerus (Helsinki, 31.07.1918)
Diplomatic note of the German Mission in Helsinki addressed to the Foreign Affairs Commission of Finland regarding the proposal of the government of Ukraine to appoint Mr. Slivenko Ukraine’s Consul in Finland (Helsinki, 14.08.1918)
The note of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding nomination of Mr. Constantin Lossky as Chargé d’Affairs a.i. of Ukraine with the Government of Finland (Kyiv, 08.10.1918)
Diplomatic note from the Ukrainian Legation in Helsinki to the Ministry for foreign Affairs of Finland concerning the personal staff of the Legation (Helsinki, 04.02.1919)
Diplomatic note from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the diplomatic representative of the Government of Finland in Kyiv regarding the appointment of Mr. Petro Slivenko Ukraine’s Consular Agent, I-st class, in Helsinki (Kyiv)
Diplomatic note from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland regarding the appointment of Mr.Mykola Zalizniak Chargé d’Affairs a.i. of Ukraine in Finland upon the termination of duties of his predecessor Mr. Constantin Lossky (Kyiv, 31.07.1919)
Extract of the October, 1919 Diplomatic List of the Foreign Missions accredited to Helsinki (Helsinki, 10.1919)
A letter from Ukraine’s Chargé d’Affairs Mr. Nicolas Zalizniak, informing the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Finland that during his absence from Finland, Mr. P.Slivenko, Secretary of the Legation, will be in charge of the Legation’s current affairs (Helsinki, 24.08.1920)
Diplomatic note addressed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine regarding the proposed appointment of Mr.Mikhailov Ukraine’s Diplomatic Representative to Finland, upon the termination of duties of his predecessor Mr. Zalizniak (Tarnow, Poland, 25.08.1920)
Diplomatic note from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland regarding the proposal to appoint Chargé d’Affairs of Ukraine in Latvia Mr. Voldemar Kedrovsky Chargé d’Affairs of Ukraine in Finland (Tarnow, Poland, 16.12.1920)
Diplomatic note from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, conveying Finland’s consent to the proposed nomination of Mr. Voldemar Kedrovsky as Ukraine’s Diplomatic Representative to Finland (Helsinki, 05.02.1921)
Letter addressed to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland from the Secretary of Ukrainian Legation in Helsinki Mr. Petro Slyvenko, informing that as of June 15, 1922 he will terminate his duties as Secretary of the Legation and as Agent in Charge of Consular affairs (Helsinki, 14.06.1922)