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Belarusians in Ukraine

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Donetsk Oblast
44,525 (2001)

Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
29,528 (2001)

16,549 (2001)

Crimea (w/ Sevastopol)
35,157 (2001)

Luhansk Oblast
20,587 (2001)

Kharkiv Oblast
14,752 (2001)

Belarusians in Ukraine

Belarusians in Ukraine is the second biggest minority after Russians. Unlike many other ethnic groups Belarusians do not have any particular concentration in the country, but spread out more-less evenly across all regions.

Location and number

In Ukraine, the number of Belarusians is estimated at over 275,000 (the 2001 Ukrainian Census) Most of the Belarusians diaspora in Ukraine appeared as a result of the migration of Belarusians to the Ukrainian SSR during the Soviet Union. Lviv has been an important center of Belarusian social and cultural life during the Russian Empire and interwar Poland. There are now Belarusian organizations in major cities like Lviv, Sevastopol in the Crimea, and others. A notable Ukrainian of Belarusian descent is Viktor Yanukovych, the fourth president of Ukraine.


Belarusians in Ukraine Wikipedia