Austria–Ukraine relations

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Austria-Ukraine relations
Map indicating locations of Austria and Ukraine



Austria–Ukraine relations (Ukrainian: Українсько-австрійські відносини, German: Osterreich-Ukraina Beziehungen) are foreign relations between Austria and Ukraine. Both countries established diplomatic relations in 1992. The Treaty of Brest-Litovsk in 1918 became the first major international document with the Austrian nation.

Historically, a big portion of West Ukraine (Galicia, Carpathia and Northern Bukovina) were part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today consisting of: Lviv Oblast, Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast, Ternopil Oblast, Chernivtsi Oblast and Zakarpattia Oblast. During the World War I Ukraine was occupied by the Central powers military force (including the Austrian military) that drove Bolsheviks out of the country.

Austria has an embassy in Kiev and 3 honorary consulates (in Donetsk, Kharkiv and Lviv). Ukraine has an embassy in Vienna and 2 honorary consulates (in Klagenfurt and Salzburg).

In October 1998, the President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma paid a state visit to Austria.[1] In May 2000, the President of Austria Thomas Klestil paid a state visit to Ukraine.[2]

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  1. ^ "Ukraine's Kuchma in Vienna for EU visit". BBC World Service. 1998-10-14. Retrieved 19 November 2008.
  2. ^ "Manager erteilen Ukraine Kopfwäsche" (in German). WirtschaftsBlatt. 2000-05-20. Archived from the original on 2013-01-14. Retrieved 19 November 2008.

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