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Situation in Ukraine

This webpage is in Ukrainian, Russian, English and Finnish.

Questions and answers about the situation in Ukraine

Plans are now being made for measures to alleviate the distress and human suffering of Ukrainians. Various existing city services help people in distress and volunteer organisations work in close cooperation with authorities.

We have compiled answers to questions that come up repeatedly.

The city has received many enquiries from concerned residents who would like to help and give support to Ukrainians in different ways. We collected answers from the city’s experts to questions that are asked frequently.

Social security rights of persons arriving in Finland in the wake of the situation in Ukraine

Most of the social security benefits provided by Kela are available only to those who expect to stay in Finland permanently, but eligibility for benefits can also be based on employment. Further, there are situations where there is a right to indispensable subsistence. Everyone in Finland has the right to receive urgent medical care. Reception centres are responsible for the economic security of asylum seekers and their access to health services.

Read more Kela 4.3.2022

Incidents and crises

The Emergency Services have received a lot of enquiries on civil defence and civil defence shelters after the recent deterioration of the European security situation.
Finland is not currently under a threat that would necessitate the issuance of orders on the deployment of civil defence shelters. We compiled an information package that provides answers to frequently asked questions about civil defence shelters.

Information package