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Embassy of Ukraine, Belgrade

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Embassy of Ukraine, Belgrade
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Ukraianian Embassy
LocationBelgrade
AddressPaje Adamova Street 4, Belgrade[1]
Coordinates-44.772717, -159.538369
AmbassadorAlexandrovich Alexander Yaroslavovich
Websitehttps://serbia.mfa.gov.ua/

The task of the embassy[edit]

The main task of the Embassy of Ukraine in Belgrade is to represent the interests of Ukraine, promote the development of political, economic, cultural, scientific and other ties, as well as protect the rights and interests of citizens and legal entities of Ukraine located in Serbia.[2]

The embassy promotes the development of interstate relations between Ukraine and Serbia at all levels, in order to ensure the harmonious development of mutual relations, as well as cooperation on issues of mutual interest. The embassy also performs consular functions.[2]

In July 2020, the embassy responded to protests in Serbia on Ukrainian political matters and asking it not to interfere in Ukrainian internal affairs.[3]

In Dec 2020, the embassy inquired into a seized shipment of Bronze Age, Byzantine period, Middle Ages, and artefacts of ancient Slavs and Celts crossing from Ukraine into Serbia.[4]

History of diplomatic relations[edit]

The first Ambassador of Ukraine to Yugoslavia in August 1996 was Vadym Prymachenko who was General Counsel of Ukraine to Yugoslavia from 1993 till 1995 and Charge de Affairs of Ukraine from 1995 till the August of 1996.

Diplomatic relations at the embassy level between Ukraine and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (FRY) were established on 15 April 1994. In 1995, the first Embassy of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was inaugurated. The embassy was located at Belgrade, Josyp Slovenskeho Street. Subsequently, the Embassy moved to new premises at Belgrade, Oslobodjenje Boulevard 87. On 1 December 2009, the Government of Ukraine purchased a new building for the Embassy of Ukraine in Belgrade at Paje Adamova Street 4.[2]

Bilateral agreements[edit]

Up to 2018 Ukrainian-Serbian has developed 73 bilateral documents, including 4 interstate, 18 intergovernmental, 23 interministerial, 6 regional agreements, 10 memoranda ad 12 protocols. 4 signed agreements wait for ratification.[5]

Ambassadors[edit]

Oleksandr Aleksandrovych
  • Vadym Prymachenko, 1993-1996
  • Volodimir Furkalo, 1998-2001
  • Anatolii Shostak, 2001-2003
  • Ruslan Demchenko, 2003-2005
  • Anatolii Oliynik, 2005-2009
  • Victor Nedopas, 2009-2015
  • Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, 2015-[2]

In 2017, Aleksandrovych returned to Serbia to continue in his post despite Serbian calls to expel him. Aleksandrovych stated that Russia uses Serbia to harm Europe by destabilizing the region.[6] [7]

Aleksandrovich was criticized for doubting Serbia's neutrality with Ukraine's troubles with Russian since Serbia does not prevent Serbian citizens in the eastern border battle with Russia.[6]

Aleksandrovich said although Serbia passed a law in 2014 against its citizens fighting in foreign wars there are still 300 Serban mercenaries in Donbas.[6]

Cooperation[edit]

Cooperation between regions of Ukraine and Serbia

Ukraine actively develops its contacts with Serbia on the regional level. The legal basis for such cooperation is bilateral documents between different regions of both countries. Nowadays there are such bilateral agreements, as:

·       Protocol on bitlateral cooperation betwenn Chortkiv region and the region of Kula;

·       Protocol on cooperation in the fields of culture, trade and economy, sciense and technical issues between Kyiv regional administration of Ukraine and Autonomous region of Vojvodina;

·       Agreement between Kropivnitsky regional administration and Nis region on trade and economic, scientific and cultural cooperation;

·       Agreement between Ternopil regional administration and the Government of the Autonomous region of Vojvodina on cultural, economic, scientific cooperation.[8]

Cultural and humanitarian cooperation

Cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and Serbia is realized on the basis of intergovernmental Agreement on cooperation in the sphere of education, culture and sport (1997), Program of cooperation in cultural sphere between the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Ukraine and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia fro 2009-2011. The Agreement on Cooperation between the State Committee of archive of Ukraine and the Archive of Serbia and Montenegro (2004), Agreement on Cooperation between the National Library under I.Vernadskyi and the National Library of Serbia (2005), Agreement on Scientific Cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts (2006), Working protocol between the National Association of Writers of Ukraine and Association of Writers of Serbia for 2006-2010 (2006), Agreement between Kyiv regional state administration and Autonomous Region of Vojvodina on Trade and Economic, Scientific and Technical and Cultural Cooperation (2006) are still valid[9] and play important role in economic and political relations.

Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Serbia

According to the data of the State Statistics Service of Ukraine bilateral trade in goods and services between Ukraine and the Republic of Serbia totaled 245 million USD.

·       export of goods totaled 107,8 million USD ;

·       import of goods totaled 124,8 million USD;

·       export of services totaled 9,9 million USD;

·       import of services totaled 3,3 million USD;[10]

Main articles of export: iron ore and ferrous metals (70%); wood and wood products; ferrous metal products; electric machines.

Main articles of import: fertilizers, plastics and polymeric materials; paper and cardboard; electric machines; boilers, machines.

According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, as of December 31, 2019, the volume of Serbian investments in the Ukrainian economy amounted to 33.2 million dollars. US, which is 0.6 million less than the previous year.

According to the Ministry of Finance of the Rebublic of Serbia, about one thousand business entities cooperate with Ukraine.

According to the Agency for Registration of Business Entities, in 2020, 152 business entities were registered in Serbia, the majority owners of which are citizens of Ukraine or Ukrainian legal entities, most of which are engaged in retail trade and trade in auto parts, processing industry.[10]

See also[edit]

  • Serbia-Ukraine relations
  • List of diplomatic missions in Serbia
  • Foreign relations of Serbia
  • Foreign relations of Ukraine

References[edit]

  1. "Ukrainian Embassy in Belgrade, Serbia". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Ukrainian embassy in Serbia". Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  3. "BELGRADE – Ukraine urges Serbian politicians not to 'meddle' in internal affairs". Euractiv. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  4. "Ukraine asks Serbia to provide official data on seized archeological collection". Ukrinform. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  5. Kitsoft. "Сербія - Bilateral agreements". serbia.mfa.gov.ua. Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 "Russian-Serbian friendship, or how Ukraine's ambassador to Serbia offended Serbia". 112. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  7. "Statements of Ukrainian Ambassador to Serbia supported by MFA". 112. Retrieved 26 February 2021.
  8. Kitsoft. "Сербія - Cooperation between regions of Ukraine and Serbia". serbia.mfa.gov.ua. Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  9. Kitsoft. "Сербія - Cultural and humanitarian cooperation". serbia.mfa.gov.ua. Retrieved 2021-02-27.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Kitsoft. "Сербія - Trade and economic cooperation between Ukraine and Serbia". serbia.mfa.gov.ua. Retrieved 2021-02-27.


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