Diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the United Kingdom were established on 10 January 1992. Embassy of Ukraine in the United Kingdom began its work in September 1992. The British Embassy in Ukraine was opened the same year later.
The Presidents of Ukraine four times visited the UK − in February 1993, December 1995, April 2017 and October 2020. The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom visited Ukraine in April 1996. The Prime Ministers of Ukraine visited the UK four times, among which the last visit took place in December 2019. The Chairman of the Parliament of Ukraine (Verkhovna Rada) visited the UK (England and Scotland) in June 2018.
After the Revolution of Dignity and Russian aggression against Ukraine in 2014 the United Kingdom actively supported our country politically and through technical assistance. London initiated international sanctions against Russia for its aggression in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea. Great Britain supported Ukraine in such international organizations as the United Nations, OSCE, NATO, EU, Council of Europe, UNESCO. After leaving the EU in January 2020, the United Kingdom started working on its own sanction policy, basing itself on a close cooperation with other partners during last six years about European sanction packages against Russia.
On 8 October 2020 in London, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson signed an Agreement on Political Cooperation, Free Trade and Strategic Partnership between Ukraine and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.