The US Embassy in Kyiv (Kiev) has a new home, bringing together Embassy functions which were formerly spread across 6 different buildings in Ukraine’s capital city. The new location at 4 Aircraft Designer Igor Sikorsky Street (formerly Tankova) is expected to be more efficient for Embassy operations and more convenient for those conducting business at the Embassy.
Ambassador John F. Tefft presided over the groundbreaking ceremony in May 2009 and the expected opening was autumn 2011 but bad winter weather delayed the opening to early 2012. The total cost for a new Embassy building was $209 million dollars.
U.S. Embassy in Ukraine
4 A.I. Sikorsky St. (formerly Tankova)
04112 Kyiv, Ukraine
(Nearest metro: Beresteiska). The new main Embassy telephone is (+38 044) 521-5000
Visa operations are now at the new location. U.S. citizens with questions may contact the American Citizen Services unit at firstname.lastname@example.org or: Telephone: (+380 044) 521-5566
After-hours emergency line for U.S. citizens: (+38 044) 521-5000
Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Klimkin noted that the new embassy is symbolic of the building of a stronger strategic partnership between Ukraine and the USA.
A celebration of 20 years of diplomatic relations between the United States and Ukraine took place in Kyiv’s October Palace Hall on Jan. 20. Entertainment was provided by The Odesa Philharmonic Orchestra, the BFF Crew, Gaitana and Druga Rika.
Pictured above: US Ambassador to Ukraine, John F. Tefft at gala celebration of 20 years of American-Ukrainian diplomatic relations.
(Photos by Kostyantyn Chernichkin)