The Directorate of Immigration has added Ukraine, except the regions Donetsk, Luhansk and Crimea, to the Directorate‘s list of safe countries of origin.
Ukraine is a constitutional democracy where people are not systematically persecuted. In the opinion of the Directorate the situation in the largest parts of Ukraine is safe and authorities can offer sufficient protection to their citizens. No Ukrainian citizen from other regions than Donetsk, Luhansk or Crimea has been granted international protection in Iceland.
Human rights are generally respected in Ukraine and the country’s constitution ensures the equality of citizens. Ukraine is a member of the European Convention on Human Rights, the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights, the United Nations Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment as well as the Geneva Convention.