Ukrayina Moloda (Ukrainian : Україна молода, Young Ukraine) is a daily Ukrainian-language newspaper based in Kyiv with a circulation of 99,000. It is published by State Company "Presa Ukrayiny". In the beginning of 2018 the editorial staff of the newspaper was asked to vacate its leased office at "Presa Ukrayiny".
Created in 1991 initially it was created as a newspaper of the Central Committee of Communist Party of Ukraine steered towards younger generation, but already in August of the same year it became independent [from the party].
It supports pro-Western policies, president-elect Viktor Yushchenko,and is highly critical of president Leonid Kuchma. It offers both domestic and international news reporting, analysis, and interviews.
Ukrayina Moloda is a member of the Ukrainian Association of Press Publishers (UAPP).
In 2006 speaker of Verkhovna Rada Oleksandr Moroz won a court case against "Ukrayina Moloda".
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