Ukraine cancels plan to drop winter time change

Print version
Oct. 18, 2011, 6:59 p.m. | Ukraine — by Reuters


Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday cancelled a plan to put the former Soviet republic permanently on daylight saving time, after widespread protests in the west of the country. Parliament overturned a previous decision to align Ukraine with neighbouring Russia and Belarus. On Oct. 30, clocks will again go back one hour as they have in previous years.

Ukrainian deputies, justifying their earlier decision, had argued that the constant switching between winter and summer time harmed people's health and caused stress.

Ukraine will from the end of this month be two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) until at least next spring.

Parliament did not decide whether Ukraine would remain on winter time after spring or not.

Читайте об этом на
The Kyiv Post is disabling its online comment section due to an increase in trolls, violent comments and other personal attacks. Other news organizations worldwide have taken similar steps for the same reasons. The Kyiv Post regrets having to take this action. The newspaper believes in a robust public debate, but the discussion must be constructive and intelligent. For the time being, the Kyiv Post will allow comments on its moderated Facebook group The newspaper will consider hosting online comments again when circumstances allow. Thank you from the Kyiv Post.


© 1995–2015 Public Media

Web links to Kyiv Post material are allowed provided that they contain a URL hyperlink to the material and a maximum 500-character extract of the story. Otherwise, all materials contained on this site are protected by copyright law and may not be reproduced without the prior written permission of Public Media at
All information of the Interfax-Ukraine news agency placed on this web site is designed for internal use only. Its reproduction or distribution in any form is prohibited without a written permission of Interfax-Ukraine.