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Fewer divorces registered in Ukraine in 2010

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March 2, 2011, 6:28 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine
A low number of divorces was registered in Ukraine in 2010, the Justice Ministry’s press service has reported. Some 126,000 couples divorced in 2010, which is almost 14% less than in 2009, and almost 25% less than in 2008.

At the same time, the number of marriages of Ukrainians exceeds the number of divorces by 2-4 times. In particular, over 300,000 marriages were registered in Ukraine in 2010, which exceeds the number of registered divorces by almost 2.5 times on average.

The best ratio of the number of marriages to the number of divorces was traditionally recorded in Zakarpattia region: there was one divorce for every four marriages in 2010.

In 2010, a high ratio of the number of marriages to the number of divorces was also recorded in Rivne, Volyn and Lviv regions, where there was one divorce for every 3.5 marriages, in Ternopil and Ivano-Frankivsk regions – there was one divorce for every three marriages, in Chernivtsi region and Kyiv – there was one divorce for every 2.7 marriages, in Odesa region – there was one divorce for 2.5 marriages.

In other regions there was one divorce for every two marriages on average in 2010.
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Anonymous March 2, 2011, 11:21 p.m.    

Any coalition between the classes developed by the

Greco Catholic University in Lviv may pastors are insisting be studied

before performing the Holy Mystery of Matrimony ceremony?

What percentage of divorces are from civil verses church unions?

Again secularism is assumed in Ukraine.

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Anonymous March 3, 2011, 5:25 a.m.    

It costs money to get divorced - setting up a new household, etc., so people who want to divorce will delay getting divorced during times of economic hardship. In America, people with less education, are conservative, or are religious have much higher divorce rates compared to those people who are liberal, well-educated and atheist or agnostic.

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Anonymous March 3, 2011, 7:13 a.m.    

Where are you coming from?

The tavern, is that where you drank

breakfast, lunch and dinner?

Or are you still living off your mamma?

You can't be married or even cohabitating.

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