Country Profile


Key Facts

Date of Independence:
24 August 1991
Capital City:
Total Area Ranking:
46 of 236 in the World
Population Size Ranking:
29 of 242 in the World

The Country


Ukraine is country in eastern Europe. It has borders with Russia to the east and north east, the Black Sea to the south, Romania and Moldova to the south west, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland to the north west and Belarus to the north.

The terrain of Ukraine is mostly composed of fertile plains and plateaus, which are good for agriculture. The mighty Dnieper river flows throuh the middle of the country and empties into the Black Sea. In the west, the Carpathian Mountains run along the border with Hungary, while in the south of the Crimean Peninsula are the Crimean Mountains. The only other significant elevated region is the Donets Hills in the far east along the eastern border. The land area is 65,610 square kilometres (25,332 square miles).

The country has a population of 44.85 million (2012 figures). The population is made up of 77.8% Ukrainians, 17.3% Russians, 0.6% Belarusians and 4.0% others. In terms of religion, 62.5% of the population has no religion, 22.1% Christian Orthodox and 16.4% Roman Catholic. The capital is Kiev.

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National History

Summary Narrative History

Timeline – Key Dates in Ukraine History

Further National Information

BBC News Profile: Ukraine
wikipedia: Ukraine
wikipedia: History of Ukraine


Text to be added on the development of aviation in Ukraine.


Civil Aircraft Registrations

Since 1992, Ukrainian civil aircraft have used the registration sequence UR-xxxx, with variously letter or number registrations. Sport aircraft have been allocated to the LA-xxxx sequence with numerical registrations since at least 2000.

All-time Ukraine – civil aircraft register (RW-nnn UR-nnn) [TO BE ADDED].
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Aircraft Operators

Military Air Arms

Current Air Arms:
Air Force (Ukrainian Air Force)
Air Force (Ukrainian Air Defence Force) [1992-2004]
Naval Aviation (Ukrainian Naval Aviation)
Army Aviation (Ukrainian Ground Forces Army Aviation)
Reserve Aviation (National Guard of Ukraine – no aviation unit)

Historical Air Arms:
Ukrainian People’s Republic Air Fleet [1917-1918]
Ukrainian State Air Fleet [1918]
Air Squadron of the Don Cossacks [1918]
Ukrainian Galician Army Aviation Regiment [1918-1919]
Red Ukrainian Air Fleet [1919]

Central Government Agencies

Government Aviation (Ukraine Air Enterprise)
Flight Inspection (State Air Traffic Service Enterprise – UkSATSE)
Border Guard Aviation (State Border Guard Service)
Gendarmerie Aviation (Interior Troops of Ukraine)
Cadet Aviation (Association for the Support of the Defence – TSOU)

Regional Government Agencies

Kiev Municipal Government Administration

Public Service Aviation

Civil Defence Aviation (State Emergency Service)
Police Aviation (Interior Ministry Aviation Unit)

Commercial Aviation

Air Ukraine

wikipedia: Airlines of Ukraine
The World’s Airlines: Ukraine

Private Aviation

To be added


Aircraft Manufacturers

Kiev Aircraft Repair Plant

Aircraft Maintenance/Repair Depots

None known.


Civil Airports & Airfields

Airports in Ukraine

Military Air Bases & Airfields

Military Air Bases Listing – to be added.

On Show

Aviation Museums

Museum of Partisan Glory, Odessa
National Museum of the Great Patriotic War, Kiev
State Aviation Museum, Kiev

Airshow Dates

Key Airshow Dates

More Information

Aviation-Related Magazines

Magazines Guide for Ukraine

Aviation Bibliography

To be added

Web Links

To be added.

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