Presidential election in Ukraine

Results of the presidential election in Ukraine. February 7th 2009.

Results region by region

Region Winner % Voters
Rep. Aut. Crimea Yanukovych 78.24% 1.049.591
Vinnyts’ka Tymoshenko 71.10% 938.232
Volyns’ka Tymoshenko 81.85% 600.853
Dnipropetrovs’ka Yanukovych 62.70% 1.840.682
Donets’ka Yanukovych 90.44% 2.692.815
Zhytomyrs’ka Tymoshenko 57.50% 704.776
Zakarpats’ka Tymoshenko 51.66% 541.245
Zaporiz’ka Yanukovych 71.50% 1.023.624
Ivano-Frankivs’ka Tymoshenko 88.89% 823.292
Kyivs’ka Tymoshenko 69.71% 973.261
Kirovohrads’ka Tymoshenko 54.66% 514.946
Luhans’ka Yanukovych 88.96% 1.391.437
L’vivs’ka Tymoshenko 86.20% 1.524.246
Mykolaivs’ka Yanukovych 71.53% 623.570
Odes’ka Yanukovych 74.14% 1.171.349
Poltavs’ka Tymoshenko 54.20% 816.534
Rivnens’ka Tymoshenko 76.24% 642.081
Sums’ka Tymoshenko 62.89% 640.101
Ternopil’s’ka Tymoshenko 88.39% 678.378
Kharkivs’ka Yanukovych 71.35% 1.509.246
Khersons’ka Yanukovych 59.98% 538.799
Khmel’nyts’ka Tymoshenko 69.74% 767.646
Cherkas’ka Tymoshenko 65.37% 702.144
Chernivets’ka Tymoshenko 66.47% 439.149
Chernihivs’ka Tymoshenko 63.63% 626.985
City of Kiev Tymoshenko 65.34% 1.462.070
City of Sevastopol Yanukovych 84.35% 211.258

Source: Central, Election, Commission, Ukraine

Results voters abroad

Votes % Total votes
Tymoshenko 60.57% 27.374
Yanukovych 33.96% 15.349

Source: Central, Election, Commission, Ukraine

For to know more

Commissione Centrale elettorale

Elections in Ukraine official results

First official results 100% of the votes:

1. Yanukovych 48.95%
2. Tymoshenko 45.47%

Source: Central, Election, Commission, Ukraine

NEWS: Tymoshenko called for a third round of elections.

Exit polls (margin of mistake 5%):

1. Yanukovych 48.7%
2. Tymoshenko 45.5%

Source: National exit polls

Ukrainian elections live, with a lot of detailed information:

Presidential 2010, results 1st round

Presidential elections of Ukraine. Results of the 1st round, 17 Jan. 2010.

1. Yanukovych 35.32%
2. Tymoshenko 25.05%
3. Tihipko 13.06%
4. Yatseniuk 6.96%
5. Yuschenko 5.45%
6. Symonenko 3.55%
7. Lytvyn 2.35%
8. PROTY VSIKH (against all) 2.2%
9. Tiahnybok 1.43%
10. Hrytsenko 1.2%
11. Bohoslovs’ka 0.41%
12. Moroz 0.38%
13. Kostenko 0.22%
14. Suprun 0.19%
15. Protyvsikh V. 0.16%
16. Pabat 0.14%
17. Ratushniak 0.12%
18. Brods’kyi 0.06%
19. Riabokon’ 0.03%

On February 7th, will take place the 2nd round between Yanukovych and Tymoshenko.


In Ukraine is also possible to vote against all, proty vsikh… and not few people voted in this way (2.2%).
Among all the candidates there is one, number 15, which surname is right Protyvsikh 😀

How to: Call from a landline phone in Ukraine (New rules Oct. 14th 09)

If you are in Ukraine and you want to call somebody using a land line telephone, you will need to follow a specific syntax for to dial the number.

NEW Rules

Since October 14th, the rules for to call within Ukraine and from Ukraine to abroad changed.
In this way the new syntax is more similar to the one of western European countries.

To call a different oblast, you don’t need anymore to dial 8 before the area code. The same happen if you want to call a mobile phone.
For to call abroad simply dial 0 before the country code at the place of the old 8 10.

Another change concern the area code of the Kiev oblast. The prefix change from 044 t0 045.
The city of Kiev stay with the old 044.

Local calls

Dial the number without area code.
ex.: if you are in Kiev and you want to call within the city, dial the number without 044.

Calls outside the city

Dial: (area code) number.
ex.: for to call Donetsk: 062 followed by the number.

International calls

Dial: 0 and wait for the beep then dial (country code) (area code)  number.
ex.: for to call Milan: 0 03902 followed by the number.

Mobile phone (within Ukraine)

Dial: full number starting from the 0 and not from the 8.

es.: if the number is 8093… simply dial 093.

Call costs

Lets see how much costs to call from a land line phone in Ukraine, the following rates are the ones of Ukrtelecom.

Local calls

A particular number of minutes is included in the account, you pay a fixed amount of money every month and you get several free minutes of conversation. When you pass the number of free minutes, you will have to pay few Kopiykas for each minute of conversation.

ex. of rate:

19,73 Hryvnia for a max of 200 min/month.
Between 200 and 840 minutes you have to pay 5,4 Kopiykas/minute.
After this limit you will pay for each extra minute 3,78 Kopiykas.

So if you want make a call within the city from your hotel or a rented flat, it should be free. For us it was exactly in this way. (anyway ask before to call)


Calls outside the city

There are two different rates, one for the calls placed inside the oblast’ and another one for all the other ones no matter how far is the tow you want to call.


Calls within the oblast’

-working days
8-18: 0,48 Hryvnia
18-23: 0,29 Hryvnia
23-8: 0,24 Hryvnia

-Saturday, Sunday and holidays
0,18 Hryvnia (all day long)

Outside the oblast’

-working days
8-18: 0,60 Hryvnia
18-23: 0,42 Hryvnia
23-8: 0,36 Hryvnia

-Saturday, Sunday and holidays
0,34 Hryvnia (all day long)


International calls

The rate vary according to the country you want to call and by the daytime of your call
The countries are devided in 7 areas. All prices are in USD.

Rates for to call the USA and Canada
area 4, North America

8-18: 0,36 USD
18-8 and holidays: 0,29 USD

Rates for to call Great Britain
area 6, western and central Europe, Oceania, Africa, Asia etc…
(almost the most expensive area)

8-18: 0,60 USD
18-8 and holidays: 0,48 USD

The same rates apply also for to call mobile subscribers.


Ukrainian newspapers in English language

In Ukraine there are not only newspapers in Russian and Ukrainian language. There are some few of them which are also available in English.

On this post we will talk about:

– Kyiv post
– Kyiv weekly or
– Business Ukraine
– Meridian and Panorama

All these newspaper speak about Ukraine one a wide range of topics.

Possible that exist even other ones but so far these are the ones we know.
(if you know some more, pls write us. Comment or email)

Kyiv post

This is probably the most famous English newspaper of Ukraine.

It is available only in English and has the shape of a true newspaper. In the past was printed in color but nowadays is just printed in black and white (probable effect of the crisis).

On the Kyiv post is possible to find also ads about Real estate, Jobs and personal ads from normal people.

The most beautiful thing of this newspaper is, from our point of view, the web site where it is possible to read articles, guides find photos and share your opinions (there is also a forum).
This is for sure the best site where to find information about Ukraine in English language.

Web site

Price and subscription

If you want to make a subscription you can chose to get a paper copy or just to get it through the net.
For to know about subscription read:

When it is issued

Every week on Friday

Kyiv weekly or

On the contrary of the Kyiv post this magazine is multi-language. Each copy of it is issued in two language: English – Russian or English – Ukrainian. Half of the magazine is in one language and the other half is in English.

The articles are not always identical so it is possible to find an article in Russian but the same article may be not present on the English side and the opposite.

Anyway it is still a nice way for to lear Russian or Ukrainian.

The Kyiv weekly was before issued in the shape of newspaper but nowadays it changed and became a true magazine and it is called

From our point of view this magazine is better than the Kyiv post, we like that is printed in color and the possibility to learn also some Russian and Ukrainian word.

In general the magazine is really very nice and also cheaper than the Kyiv post.

Also the Kyiv weekly is available online but the web site is not as good as the one of the Kyiv post.

Web site


One copy was costing: 2.15 UAH (anyway price may have increased)
It is also possible to make a subscription:

When it is issued

Every week on Thursday.

Business Ukraine

This is another magazine, and despite of the title is not completely focused on economy but it is also possible to read about other different topics.

To say the truth We don’t know so much about this magazine since we met it for the first time at the airport as free copy before to come inside the plane. We really liked it.

Its website, doesn’t look up to date… anyway if you are in Ukraine you can try to find it in some newsstand.

In future we hope to find some more information about it.

Web site

Meridian and Panorama

These two magazines are offered by national airlines, and you can read them while you fly with Aerosvit or Donbass aero (Meridian) and Ukrainian international airline (Panorama).

These magazines are free of charge and are issued in English and Ukrainian. They speak in general about traveling and give some extra information about the airline company and its routes.

They are very useful for to learn Ukrainian since the text in English is just after the text in Ukrainian.

You can find these magazines not only onboard but also in the offices of these companies (for ex. when you want to buy a ticket)