Time in Ukraine

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Time in Europe :
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Time / Greenwich Mean Time (UTC)
Western European Summer Time / British Summer Time / Irish Standard Time (UTC+1)
Central European Time (UTC+1)
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Time / Kaliningrad Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Time (UTC+2)
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3)
Moscow Time / Turkey Time (UTC+3)
Armenia Time / Azerbaijan Time / Georgia Time (UTC+4)
 pale colours: standard time observed all year;
 dark colours: summer time observed
This map shows the difference between legal time and local mean time in Europe during the winter. Most of Western Europe and European Russia is significantly ahead of local solar time.
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Legal time vs local mean time
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This map shows the difference between legal time and local mean time in Europe during the winter. Most of Western Europe and European Russia is significantly ahead of local solar time.
ColorLegal time vs local mean time
1 h ± 30 m behind
0 h ± 30 m
1 h ± 30 m ahead
2 h ± 30 m ahead

Time in Ukraine is defined as UTC+02:00 and in summer as UTC+03:00. Part of Eastern European Time, it is locally referred to as Kyiv Time (Ukrainian : Київський час, romanized: Kyivskyi chas). The change for the summer time takes place in the last Sunday of March at 03:00 when the time is changed by an hour ahead, and the last Sunday of October at 04:00, when the time changes an hour back. In this way, the clocks in Ukraine are always one hour ahead of those in central Europe.

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Geographical description

The territory of Ukraine in Europe stretches 17°57' along a longitude or about 1.2 hours. Almost 95% of its territory is located in the Eastern European Time Zone with exceptions of its western and eastern extremities. Small portion of Zakarpattia Oblast is located in the Central European Time Zone, while Luhansk Oblast, most of Donetsk Oblast, and part of Kharkiv Oblast are geographically located in the Further-eastern European Time Zone. However, the whole country officially observes Eastern European Time.

History

Daylight saving time in Ukraine was introduced in the early 1980s. [1] [2] On 20 September 2011, the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian parliament) canceled the return from Eastern European Summer Time to Eastern European Time. [1] [3] On 18 October 2011, the Parliament abolished these plans. [2] [4] On 29 March 2014, after annexation by Russia, Crimea switched from Eastern European Time (UTC+02:00) to Moscow Time (UTC+04:00 then, subsequently changed to UTC+03:00). [5] On 26 October 2014, the self-proclaimed proto-states of Donetsk People's Republic and Luhansk People's Republic also switched to Moscow Time. [6]

IANA time zone database

The IANA time zone database contains four zones for Ukraine in the file zone.tab: [7]

See also

Date and time notation in Ukraine

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References

  1. 1 2 Ukraine cancels use of daylight saving time, Kyiv Post (20 September 2011)
  2. 1 2 Ukraine to return to standard time on Oct. 30 (updated), Kyiv Post (18 October 2011)
  3. Deputies cancelled the winter time, WorldTimeZone.com (20 September 2011)
  4. Ukraine cancels plan to drop winter time change, Kyiv Post (18 October 2011)
  5. "Crimea switches to Moscow time". Voice of Russia. 29 March 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-03-30. Retrieved 29 March 2014.
  6. "DPR and LPR switch over to Moscow time". ITAR-TASS. 26 October 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2018.
  7. Europe (2022b edition) at the tz database. Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). Retrieved 11 August 2022.