Photos: British Ukrainian Society (c) 2007

The launch of The British Ukrainian Society representational office in Kyiv

06 July 2007

The launch of the British Ukrainian Society office took place on the 6th July at The Dnipro Hotel in the heart of Ukraine’s capital.

Richard Spring, MP and British Ukrainian Society Chairman noted that opening of the BUS office aims to improve communication between government bodies and non-governmental organisations, as well the media; support activities in the social sphere; provide backing for business initiatives, and develop education and cultural programmes.

Numerous guests at the reception included Arseniy Yatseniuk Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Borys Tarasiuk former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Tim Barrow Britain’s Ambassador to Ukraine, and Ambassador Ian Boag Head of the European Commission Office in Ukraine.

The current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine welcomed the guests in his opening speech.

Before the launch Richard Spring together with Raymond Asquith met with Arseniy Yatseniuk. The parties discussed Ukraine’s possible accession to the European Union and Britain’s support of Ukraine’s EU aspirations.

Earlier this year on the 17th April the launch of the British Ukrainian Society was celebrated with champagne reception at The Arts Club, 40 Dover Street, London W1.


The British Ukrainian Society (BUS) is a not-for-profit organisation which seeks to strengthen the ties between Ukraine and the United Kingdom at all levels by providing a platform for closer contact and cooperation between the two countries in the fields of politics, business, culture, education and science.