According to Nikolenko, the Embassy does not currently have its own building, so it is temporarily housed in the premises of the EU Delegation to Ukraine.
"The Embassy does not have its own building now, Irish diplomats are temporarily housed in the premises of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. The official opening of the premises of the Irish Embassy in Ukraine should take place by the end of this year," Nikolenko said.
According to the Foreign Ministry spokesperson, the Ukrainian side hopes that the opening of the Irish Embassy in Ukraine will "lighten political dialogue, bilateral trade and contacts between citizens."
Nikolenko also noted that Ukraine is currently actively working to simplify the procedure for obtaining Irish visas for Ukrainian citizens. Ukrainian visa applications are currently being processed by the Irish Embassy in Moscow.
It is noted that since 2000, honorary consulates of both countries have been operating in Ireland and Ukraine. The Ukrainian embassy in Ireland has been operating for a long time, while the Irish ambassador to Ukraine has worked part-time from Prague.
It should also be noted that on June 7, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar received copies of credentials from, the first in the history of bilateral relations, the Ambassadress of Ireland to the residence in Ukraine Teresa Gili. Vasyl Bodnar noted that the launch of the Irish Embassy in Kyiv will help intensify the Ukrainian-Irish dialogue.
As a reminder, on May 22, it became known that Ukraine will open a consulate general in Wroclaw in southwestern Poland by the end of this year.